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Summer Salads with Mandarin Oranges

Fresh and pretty, this arranged salad is a terrific way to get fruit and veggies into your day. Sweet oranges and a tangy dressing make a delightful match. —Francis Garland, Anniston, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups torn Boston lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 small cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil. Set aside.
  • Divide lettuce among six serving plates. Top with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, oranges and olives. Drizzle with dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 247 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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