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Company’s Coming Salad

Sugared almonds give Dolores Lueken's delicious salad an over-the-top kick that will have guests coming back for seconds. She sent the healthy and flavorful salad from her kitchen in Ferdinand, Indiana.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a small heavy skillet, cook and stir the sugar over medium-low heat until melted. Stir in almonds; cook for 1 minute or until lightly browned. Spread onto foil coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, romaine, oranges, celery and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad; add almonds and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 134 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • Gramma Amy
    Nov 19, 2017

    We love this salad with a little juicy sweetness from the orange, and the crunch of the almonds. I like to serve this one with a citrus marinade pork tenderloin, ham, and chicken recipes.

  • brushjl
    Jan 7, 2016

    This was a terrific salad, my son ate a big bowl without complaining. the sugared almonds and oranges helped. i just used a regular orange without the membrane, rather than using canned mandarines. the dressing was a nice complement.

  • cynthiaelliott
    Apr 21, 2010

    This salad was exceptional, the flavour of the cider vinegar and canola oil blended well. I would definitely make it again. I added a few tiny tomatoes.