Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe
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Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe

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This unique medley with its light dressing is probably my most requested recipe. I often double it and serve it at fancy parties in a clear glass's beautiful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 9 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 140 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large salad bowl, gently toss greens, oranges, onions and sunflower kernels. In a measuring cup, combine the dressing ingredients. Add water to measure 1 cup. Pour into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Tossed Salad in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p29

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chinadoll2008 44844
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"My husband requests this every time we grill out! It's his favoriteM"

curlybiscuit1 44842
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"When draining the oranges, save the juice to add to the dressing instead of the water. I will add less liquid next time because the dressing was a little runny."

hapronk 34426
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"Light and refreshing. Very good!"

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