Tangerine Tossed Salad

Total Time

Prep: 40 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds make this one of my favorite recipes. —Helen Musenbrock, O'Fallon, Missouri
Tangerine Tossed Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 medium tangerines or 1 navel orange
  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small skillet, cook and stir the almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes or until the sugar is melted and the almonds are toasted. Remove from the heat. Peel and section the tangerines, reserving 1 tablespoon juice.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, green onions, tangerines and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, reserved juice and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 138 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.