Here’s a great salad recipe that my sister and I have made many times. I forgot about it until recently and got it out to take to a party. It was a big hit and the bowl was empty when I returned home! It’s easy to put together, looks a little fancy and tastes delicious.
Just multiply ingredients depending on how many you want to serve. I used 2 cans of mandarin oranges and more salad greens and I didn’t use spinach leaves this time, but curly leaf green lettuce. It was very good! The candied almonds really give it a good flavor too, as well as the homemade salad dressing. I also quadrupled the salad dressing to make more, since as it it’s not that much. You can add more or less of each item depending on your taste.
Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad
Easy and delicious tossed salad with mandarin oranges and candied almonds.
- 2 cups torn lettuce I used red leaf lettuce & no spinach
- 2 cups spinach leaves Use your favorite lettuce
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup mandarin orange segments 1 small can should work, I used 2 for this salad
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds I had sliced almonds and used those.
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- DRESSING RECIPE:
- 3 TBL Oil I used canola/olive oil mix
- 2 TBL sugar
- 2 TBL white vinegar
- 1/4 Tsp salt
- 1/4 Tsp hot pepper sauce
- 1 1/2 Tsp chopped fresh parsley I didn't use fresh parsley
In jar with tight fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients. Shake well. Refrigerate.
In heavy skillet, cook almonds with sugar over medium low heat until sugar melts and coats almonds, stirring frequently. Pour on foil, cool. Break apart if necessary.
In large bowl, combine remaining salad ingredients, except mandarin oranges. Add almonds and orange segments. Pour dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Multiply recipe for more servings. For additional dressing, just multiply that as well. I used 2 cans of mandarin oranges and doubled everything else to serve 8 people.
Hope you enjoy! It’s a good salad for a party!