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Mandarin Salad

Description

This refreshing salad is compliments of The Junior League of Denver's "Colorado Cache" cookbook. It can also be found on page 69 of West of the Rockies.

Ingredients

SALAD:

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 whole green onions, chopped
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

DRESSING:

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • dash of hot pepper sauce

Instructions

  • In a small pan over medium heat, cook almonds and sugar, stirring constantly until almonds are coated and sugar dissolved.  Watch carefully as they will burn easily.  Cool and store in air-tight container.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients and chill.
  • Mix lettuces, celery and onions.
  • Just before serving, add almonds and oranges.  Toss with the dressing.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Read a JSL member’s review of this recipe here.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information calculated using My Fitness Pal.  Serving size is considered 1/5 of a recipe.

Per serving:

Calories: 302
Fat: 17.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 275.3 mg
Potassium: 384.7 mg
Carbohydrates: 32.7 g
Fiber: 4.1 g
Sugar: 26.9 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Vitamin A: 43.3% D.V.
Vitamin C: 15.2% D.V.
Calcium: 7.5% D.V.
Iron: 8.9% D.V.

Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie/day diet.