Tantalizing Mandarin Orange Shrimp Salad

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This salad is a real crowd pleaser or just right for your family dinner or picnic. I triple this recipe for our church functions. It is always the first salad to go. It's often requested by many. I have made this salad with the poppy seed dressing for over 30 years.

The photo(s) are mine.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2
    heads romain lettuce cleaned and dried
  • 2 15oz can(s)
    mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/8-1/4
    red onion sliced into rings for garnish
  • 1/2-1 lb
    jumbo shrimp-i use 1 12oz bag 26-30 count
  • 2 3oz bag(s)
    slivered almonds toasted till golden brown
  • 1-2
    avocados-i use haas avocados they have a rich buttery taste

  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    red onion juice and pulp-grated and on fine side of grater. the grated onion really pops the taste of this dressing
  • 1 c
    salad oil
  • 11/2 tsp
    poppy seeds

How to Make Tantalizing Mandarin Orange Shrimp Salad


  1. Toss all ingredients except for sliced red onions.
  2. Mix all ingredients for poppy seed dressing in blender. Then pour amount you would like on salad and toss again. This poppy seed recipe makes enough for when I triple the recipe to make for church.
  3. Put slices of red onion on top for garnish.

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About Tantalizing Mandarin Orange Shrimp Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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