Betsy's Mandarin Orange Salad


This is a really delicious green salad, almonds and oranges add a special twist!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
5 servings


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 head red leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin orange segments, drained


  1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well. Refrigerate until use.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, cook and stir the almonds and sugar until the sugar is melted and the almonds are coated. Remove from heat, cool, and break apart. Store at room temperature until ready to serve salad.

  3. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, celery, oranges, almonds and dressing until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

397 Calories
27g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* 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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