Mandarin Pecan Salad Recipe

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Mandarin Pecan Salad Recipe
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Mandarin Pecan Salad Recipe

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Toss together this refreshing salad from Jeaune Hadl Van Meter of Lexington, Kentucky. The crisp greens are mixed with nuts and citrus, then drizzled with a sweet-tart poppy seed dressing.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

Divide the romaine, oranges, pecans and cranberries between two salad plates. In a blender, combine the oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, salt and onion powder; cover and process until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds. Drizzle over salads. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Pecan Salad in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p23

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 333 calories, 26g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  1. Divide the romaine, oranges, pecans and cranberries between two salad plates. In a blender, combine the oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, salt and onion powder; cover and process until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds. Drizzle over salads. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Pecan Salad in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p23

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 265054
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2017

"I prepared this salad recently and we enjoyed it. I chopped the cucumbers instead of slicing them. We thought the dressing just a dab bland so next time I might jazz it up a little. Just our taste. We will have this salad again."

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 170434
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Very yummy, but it makes much more dressing than 2 people need for one salad. I also just wire-whisked the dressing together in a bowl; didn't want to clean the blender for so little substance."

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Patricia Sloup User ID: 2995984 81579
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"I love this salad, in fact I often crave it. It's sweet and crunchy and the dressing is delicious. It's also easy to make."

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zidly01 User ID: 4187802 78019
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"this is a great tasting salad the dressing is wonderful."

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