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Tangerine Tossed Salad Recipe
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Tangerine Tossed Salad Recipe

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I learned to cook from my mother when I was a young girl. I like the combination of sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds in this recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 medium tangerines or navel orange
  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 138 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, cook and stir the almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes or until the sugar is melted and the almonds are toasted. Remove from the heat. Peel and section the tangerines, reserving 1 tablespoon juice.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, onions, tangerines and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, reserved juice and remaining sugar. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tangerine Tossed Salad in Country December/January 2005, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This salad was amazing!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This was a big hit with my family. The almonds were delicious. I definitely will make this again. I have already had a family member ask for the recipe!"

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