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Mandarin Orange & Romaine Salad

A tangy salad of romaine, celery and oranges with tarragon vinegar and hot pepper sauce makes a cool companion for turkey dishes. —Cathy Pawlowski, Naperville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (1 cup each)


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 cups torn romaine
  • 1 cup (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Drizzle with dressing; toss lightly to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 84 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • rena 55
    Dec 14, 2013

    Made this for a Christmas event I catered. So pretty and tasty. I also made some sugared almond slivers to go on top. I'm going to serve it again for a party I'm hosting this week.

  • sonjahawk
    Dec 10, 2013

    I took this salad to a ladies luncheon last Friday, and it got rave reviews. Everyone wanted the recipe. It's simple but light and tasty. I would definitely make it again.

  • CatMurphy
    Nov 5, 2013

    This is a simple salad with a refreshing dressing. I used white wine vinegar and added 1 tsp. of dried tarragon instead of the tarragon vinegar. I'll try it with toasted almond slices and a sprinkling of feta or bleu cheese next time.