Mandarin Orange Salad With Peanuts

Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I was inspired to make this salad after viewing the recipe by CaliforniaJan at food.com. I tweaked the recipe to my liking, and used dry roasted peanuts instead of salted peanuts, but I think you could also use cashew halves or sliced almonds. I also used the mandarin oranges that come in those individual 4 ounce plastic sealed bowls. Plus I added dried cranberries to the salad, but this salad is also good without them.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
6-8
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

2
bunches of lettuce (iceberg, romaine, or red leaf)
1/2 c
salted peanuts, divided (l used dry roasted)
2 (11 oz.)
cans, mandarin oranges, drained

SALAD DRESSING:

3/4 c
granulated sugar
6 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
dry mustard
1/4 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
diced white onion, or red onion
2 tsp
poppy seeds

ADIITIONAL ADD INS:

dried cranberries (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces, and distribute among individual salad bowls.
2Drain the indiviual bowls of mandarin oranges, then equally divide among the salad bowls.
3Top each salad bowl, with some of the peanuts.
4If desired, top each bowl with some of the dried cranberries.
5To make the dressing: In a bowl, jar, or glass measuring cup, add the salad dressing ingredients; stir well with a spoon.
6Pour the dressing over the individual salad bowls, and serve.