Mandarin Orange Salad is one of my favorite green salads. The addition of oranges and candied almonds to the mix is fantastic!
I’ve been making this Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe for over 20 years now; it’s included in one of the first cookbooks I was given when we moved to Denver called Creme de Colorado; published by The Junior League of Denver. The original recipe calls for a mixture of romaine and iceberg lettuces but I’ve always used spinach and think it’s perfect. Still, use what you prefer, it works with all of them.
I’ve served it so many times I’ve lost count; it’s great on a summer or winter menu. I tried once to use the little Cuties oranges and peel them myself but honestly…getting them cleaned up enough is simply too much work; buy the canned oranges!
I have to admit, I thought the whole world knew about Mandarin Orange Salad until a friend mentioned she had never heard of it. Don’t let that happen to you. The combination of ingredients just works and it’s finished with a light, delicious dressing…hope you’ll try it and love it too.
For the Dressing:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 244mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g