Fast Mandarin Almond Salad Recipe
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Fast Mandarin Almond Salad Recipe

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I made this salad for a luncheon with friends, and it was a hit! By chance, I happened to have an 8-lb. box of mandarin oranges that needed to be used.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bunch red leaf lettuce, torn in bite-size pieces
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained or 4 mandarin oranges, sectioned
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 316 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, heat the almonds and sugar over low. Cook and stir until almonds are glazed. Remove and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine dressing ingredients; set aside. Just before serving, toss the lettuce, onion and oranges with the dressing and almonds. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Almond Salad in Country Extra July 1991, p47

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peaches236 User ID: 3064638 38830
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Very good! I would put the almonds on wax paper to cool."

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