Colorful Mixed Salad Recipe
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Colorful Mixed Salad Recipe

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Dried cranberries and mandarin oranges add sweetness to this green salad sent in by Sandra Lashua of Henderson, Nevada. It's loaded with other goodies, then tossed with a pleasant orange dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 283 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the orange juice, vinegar, oil and sugar; shake well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, combine the remaining ingredients in a large serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Mixed Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p57

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wkbking User ID: 1699734 71931
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"Very easy to throw together. Delicious and elegant."

krobi92 User ID: 5887953 81021
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"This is my favorite salad. Everyone always asks for the recipe!"

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