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Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe

Refreshing Springtime Salad Recipe from

  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves a crowd


  • 1 head of lettuce, torn
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 can {11 oz} Mandarin Oranges, drained

Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Nakano Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Caramelized Almonds

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoon sugar


  1. Combine lettuce, celery, onion and mandarin oranges in a large bowl
  2. Cover and chill up to 3 hours

Caramelized Almonds

  1. In a small saucepan, add the almonds and sugar, cover over medium low heat, stirring constantly until golden {watch carefully – they will burn quickly}
  2. Pour onto wax paper and cool
  3. Break into pieces


  1. Combine all ingredients and shake well
  2. Serve on the side or toss into salad just before serving
  3. Top with almonds


Liz says…
The dressing doesn’t seem like it will be enough, but it is plenty. Don’t forget the Caramelized Almonds…they make the salad great!

Doug says…
This salad is nice and refreshing, any salad dressing tastes good on it.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins

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