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Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

Another highlight of my Easter menu is this pretty salad, with its slightly sweet homemade dressing and crispy sugar-toasted almonds. I've often taken the salad to potlucks because everyone enjoys it so much. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook sugar, without stirring for 12-14 minutes or until melted. Add almonds; stir quickly to coat. Remove from the heat; pour onto waxed paper to cool.
  • 2. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, romaine, oranges, avocado, celery, onions and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Reviews for Almond-Orange Tossed Salad

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jerepath 239074
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"Too much oil. Olive oil at a better ratio to the vinegar. Canned oranges? Supreme the oranges. It only takes a few minutes."

johns2148 152090
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This was the perfect salad for Easter dinner. I substituted fresh, tree ripened tangerines cut into wedges and it was a good pairing with ham."

Hautemom 152089
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I used mixed greens instead of the lettuce suggested. I made a different dressing. The almonds tasted a little funny but added a nice crunch to the salad."

panwasmom 147112
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"This was fabulous. Will make it often."

amsearls 147109
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"A definite keeper in my box of favorite recipes."

scrapo 61808
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Yummy! I add homemade wheat baked tortilla strips and a bit more cracked pepper when tossing the salad all together and it turns out great!"

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