Mandarin Orange Salad With Peanuts

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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

  • 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.

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