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Berry-Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe
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Berry-Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe

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"The recipe for this beautiful blend came from a local berry farm some years ago," notes Linda Jo Wahlgren of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. "We like to take the sweet and savory salad on picnics to accompany cold chicken and a loaf of crusty bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange, drained
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 125 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes; stir until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in oil. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the greens, strawberries, oranges, onion, almonds and bacon. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to coat. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Berry-Mandarin Tossed Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 125 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"This recipe is absolutely perfect as written. I brought this to our after golf group meal twice and it has been a home run each time!"

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Have made this for many occasions and it is a hit every time."

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"I did not use the berries either, as they are not in season. Instead, I just added extra mandarin oranges. Everyone loved this salad (including the 4 men at the table)!"

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dsm
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I prefer simple, homemade salad dressings rather than bottled ones. This is a keeper!"

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Wonderful salad. My sister in law used to call it "lick the bowl salad". Just don't add the dressing until you are ready to eat it."

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