Glenda's Mandarin Orange Salad


This sweet and crunchy salad is very kid friendly! I first tried this when I visited my family in Newfoundland, and managed to get a copy of the recipe. Make lots, there won't be any left over. Any kind of lettuce can be used as well as spinach. Raisins can also be added.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
6 servings



  • 1 onion, minced

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar

  • ½ cup olive oil


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • 5 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds

  • 3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon


  1. Place the onion, sugar, mustard, celery seed, and black pepper into a small bowl. Pour in the vinegar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is thick. Cover, and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

  2. To make the salad, toss the lettuce, oranges, mushrooms, almonds, and bacon together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss again to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
21g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 370mg 8%

* 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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