Special Citrus Salad Recipe
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Special Citrus Salad Recipe

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An easy tangy dressing makes this salad taste as impressive as it looks.—Janice Ubaldi, Petaluma, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons French or Italian salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch dried tarragon
  • Leaf lettuce, optional
  • 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Drain juice from oranges into a small bowl; set oranges aside. To the juice, add the parsley, salad dressing, basil, lemon juice, brown sugar, pepper and tarragon; mix well. Line individual salad plates with lettuce if desired; arrange oranges, grapefruit, cucumber, onion and tomato on lettuce. Serve with dressing. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Special Citrus Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p16

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