Mandarin Almond Salad


A wonderful medley of flavors and textures!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and chopped

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, oranges and green onions.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons sugar with the almonds in saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir while sugar starts to melt and coat almonds. Stir constantly until almonds are light brown. Turn onto a plate, and cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, one tablespoon sugar, red pepper flakes and black pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved.

  4. Before serving, toss lettuce with salad dressing until coated. Transfer to a decorative serving bowl, and sprinkle with sugared almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
17g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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