mandarin salad

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Cyndi Tilley
Albuquerque, NM

This is one of my favorite salads. It is refreshingly different than your typical salad.

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Cyndi's mandarin salad is a great addition to any summer meal. The recipe doesn't make a whole lot of dressing, so we recommend at least doubling it... sweet and tangy, it's that good. Celery and sliced almonds add a nice crunch. A very simple summer salad that will be great for lunch or alongside grilled burgers, steak, or chicken.

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★★★★★ 5
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mandarin salad

  • 1 c
    sliced almonds
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3
    heads of romaine lettuce
  • 2
    green onions
  • 1 c
    celery, sliced
  • 1 can
    mandarin oranges, drained (11 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • dash
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped

How To Make mandarin salad

  • Dressing ingredients in a measuring cup.
    Mix all dressing ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Browning almonds with sugar.
    In a small pan, over medium heat, cook almonds and sugar, stirring constantly, until almonds are coated and sugar is dissolved. Watch carefully as they burn easily! The almonds should be just a little brown.
  • Lettuce, celery, onion, and oranges added to a bowl with dressing and almonds.
    Mix lettuce, celery, and onion. Just before serving, add oranges and almonds. Toss with dressing.