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Fast Mandarin Almond Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

I made this salad for a luncheon with friends, and it was a hit! By chance, I happened to have an 8-lb. box of mandarin oranges that needed to be used.


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bunch red leaf lettuce, torn in bite-size pieces
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained or 4 mandarin oranges, sectioned
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper


  1. In a small skillet, heat the almonds and sugar over low. Cook and stir until almonds are glazed. Remove and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine dressing ingredients; set aside. Just before serving, toss the lettuce, onion and oranges with the dressing and almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 316 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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