Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

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Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

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This quick and easy salad never misses with dinner guest. Once in a while, I'll add avocado and blue cheese for a more interesting flavor.—David Collin, Martinez, California
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground savory
  • 8 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

Drain oranges, reserving 1/4 cup syrup; set oranges aside. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine syrup, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, basil and savory; shake well. In a salad bowl, toss lettuce, oranges and onion. Add the dressing and toss. Top with almonds; serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 95 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground savory
  • 8 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Drain oranges, reserving 1/4 cup syrup; set oranges aside. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine syrup, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, basil and savory; shake well. In a salad bowl, toss lettuce, oranges and onion. Add the dressing and toss. Top with almonds; serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p47

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