Strawberry and Mandarin Salad


This is a fresh summer-time strawberry mandarin orange salad that is inexpensive and easy to make. This salad can be made up the day before and is always a crowd-pleaser.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • hot sauce

  • 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 dash ground black pepper

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag spring mix lettuce

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped red onion

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Stir almonds and 3 tablespoons sugar together in the skillet; cook until the sugar has melted and coats the almonds; 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, hot sauce, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Toss spring mix, oranges, strawberries, celery, onion, and parsley together in a large mixing bowl; drizzle the vegetable oil mixture over the lettuce mixture and stir gently to coat. Sprinkle toasted almonds over the salad to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* 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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