Mandarin Orange Salad With Peanuts

4
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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)

How to Make Mandarin Orange Salad With Peanuts

Step-by-Step

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

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