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Mandarin Almond Salad Recipe
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Mandarin Almond Salad Recipe

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Here's a refreshing salad that's always a hit at our house. Crisp greens, bright oranges and red onion add pretty color to your meal, and the sweet caramelized almonds provide a unique crunch. This bowl gets passed around until it's empty! —Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bunch red leaf lettuce, torn
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small red onion, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 209 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, melt 3 tablespoons sugar over low heat. Add almonds; stir until coated. Cool; break into small pieces and set aside. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, parsley, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce and remaining sugar; shake well.
  2. Just before serving, combine lettuce, oranges, onion and almonds in a large salad bowl. Shake dressing; pour over salad and toss. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Almond Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 209 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

Yummy easy salad. I already had candied almonds so just chopped them up. Didn't use hot sauce in the dressing and it was really good!

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

This salad is SOOO good. Every time I make it someone wants the recipe and quick too!

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

Simple, elegant salad. The extra effort with the almonds is worth it and gives the salad a special touch! I left out the hot sauce, though, since I don't like spicy.

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