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mandarin salad

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cyndi Tilley
Albuquerque, NM

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
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.