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Mandarin Pecan Salad Recipe

Mandarin Pecan Salad Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 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.

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.

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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."

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."

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."

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

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

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