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Mandarin orange and candied almond salad - closeup

Mandarin Orange and Candied Almond Salad

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This is a great salad for a potluck.


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For the dressing

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce

For the candied almonds

1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds

1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the salad

1 small head of iceberg lettuce or 2 bags of mixed leaf lettuce (like butter lettuce and radicchio)

3 green onions, sliced

2 ribs celery, sliced

1 can (18-20 ounces) mandarin orange slices, drained


For the dressing

Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. This dressing does not emulsify so will need to be shaken just before use.

For the candied almonds

Heat almonds and sugar in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat just until sugar melts and almonds are golden. Watch the pan carefully as the sugar can burn quickly.

Remove from pan and cool.

To assemble the salad

Combine the salad ingredients and candied almonds in a large bowl.

Dress right before serving.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 262.85
  • Sugar: 11.27 g.
  • Sodium: 393.29 mg.
  • Fat: 22.47 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 1.68 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 14.88 g.
  • Fiber: 2.70 g.
  • Protein: 2.69 g.
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: salad, almonds, mandarin oranges, celery, iceberg lettuce