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Mandarin Orange Salad with Candied Almonds Served on White Plate

Mandarin Orange Salad

A beautiful salad year round with mandarin oranges, candied almonds and a tangy dressing.
Course Salads, Dressings, Marinades and Sauces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 Servings
Calories 189kcal
Author Barb


  • C sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 C chopped celery
  • 2 whole green onions chopped
  • 12 oz mandarin orange slices or 1-11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained

For the Dressing:

  • ½ tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • ¼ C safflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce or more...truthfully I like several!


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


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g