Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad Recipe

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"I'm a wife, mother of three and business owner," relates Barbara Gibney of Lilian, Alabama. "With my busy schedule, I have to cook fast dishes, but I also want nutritious foods my entire family enjoys. Even the picky eaters in our house like this salad."
Recommended: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 78 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a bowl combine the salad greens and oranges. Sprinkle with peanuts. Combine salad dressing and soy sauce; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p7

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 218454
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"This was good! I will definitely make again. I think a bit of red onion might be a nice addition if i have the time, but I do like how easy this was to throw together as written."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 62275
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"Wonderful! So simple and delicious and takes just a few minutes to make."

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