Almond Mandarin Salad Recipe

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Almond Mandarin Salad Recipe
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Almond Mandarin Salad Recipe

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After my daughters-in-law and I enjoyed a similar salad at a restaurant, I decided to come up with my own version. It has quickly become a family favorite.
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions

In a small skillet, heat the almonds and sugar over low heat. Cook and stir until almonds are coated with sugar glaze; remove and cool. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. In a bowl, combine lettuce, oranges, celery and onions. Add dressing and almonds; toss to coat. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Almond Mandarin Salad in Country Extra May 2000, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 94 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  1. In a small skillet, heat the almonds and sugar over low heat. Cook and stir until almonds are coated with sugar glaze; remove and cool. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. In a bowl, combine lettuce, oranges, celery and onions. Add dressing and almonds; toss to coat. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Almond Mandarin Salad in Country Extra May 2000, p49

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grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 32024
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"There is nothing special about this salad. The salad ingredients are standard to many other recipes but the dressing was weak and pretty much tasteless. Several people at the table took a bite and said, "Did you leave something out of the dressing?" We all agreed we didn't want to eat it again."

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badgergirl User ID: 2400926 40493
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2008

"This salad is really simple, but the dressing makes it delicious!"

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