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secret mandarin orange salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Phyl Fowler
Shady Cove, OR

This recipe is great for special occasions especially in the summertime. I found this recipe in one of my old cookbooks about 15 years ago and it has become a favorite. The recipe was never given out to anyone because it belonged to a caterer until she printed it in her cookbook. Everyone who has had it wants the recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For secret mandarin orange salad

  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 dash
  • 2-3 dash
    tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil

How To Make secret mandarin orange salad

  • 1
    Put the first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend well. While the blender is still running, slowly add the 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Blend until emulsified (thickened). This keeps the dressing from separating. If desired, at this point you could stir in the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon minced dry parsley 1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion Pour into a storage container and refrigerate until ready to serve. ALMONDS: 1 cup sliced almonds 5 rounded tablespoons sugar In a skillet, cook almonds and sugar over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and almonds are brown and sugar coated. Turn out onto a plate to cool and break apart. SALAD: 8 cups of lettuce greens (Spring greens, romaine, iceberg) torn into bite size pieces 1/2 cup chopped celery 4 green onions, sliced thin, (I like only the green part) 2 small cans mandarin oranges, drain and reserve juice for the avocado 1 large or 2 small avocadoes, chopped into small chunks and put in the reserved juice (keeps avocado from turning brown) 2 kiwi's, peeled and sliced PREPARATION: Toss together with just enough of the dressing to coat the lettuce. Do not drown the greens. Garnish with the caramelized almonds.

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