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Mandarin Orange Almond Salad

August 5, 2014Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad is terrific. We really enjoyed it when we served it for company a few weeks ago. It’s really simple and easy to make, too. On top of that it doesn’t use very many ingredients. This salad is made with romaine lettuce, diced red onion, mandarin orange segments, and sugared almonds that you make yourself.

After melting sugar in a saucepan you combine it with the almonds and then let them cool. Break them apart and toss them on the salad. They’re wonderful. While the recipe called for one full cup of almonds, this salad really didn’t need more than a half cup in my estimation. But they were so good that I threw all of them on top of the salad after I took pictures.

Of all places, I found this recipe on the back of a Fisher Almond package. I cut it off and taped it into my recipe book awhile back. I have found some of the best recipes on the backs of boxes, cartons, and inside labels of food products. This recipe is one of them! I had to amp up the taste in the salad dressing, however, because it was a little on the bland side.

I added additional honey, orange zest and mandarin orange segments and emulsified the ingredients in my blender. While I used walnut oil, I’ve found both walnut oil and grapeseed oil are a little overpowering in salad dressings. I think avocado oil would be a better choice for this salad dressing.

There were seven of us eating dinner the night I served this salad. The salad bowl was cleaned down to the nubs so I believe that’s a good sign. This is a quick and easy salad recipe for company or family dinners. In my opinion, Mandarin Orange Almond Salad is a good choice anytime you want salad for lunch or dinner.

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Mandarin Orange Almond Salad is amazing.

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

The sugared almonds make this one scrumptious salad!

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If you enjoy mandarin oranges in your salad, you’ll really like this one.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the salad.

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Melt sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. 

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Here the sugar has dissolved.

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Add sliced almonds and stir to combine.

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Place almonds on waxed paper. Allow almonds to dry, then break them apart in smaller pieces.

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In a large salad bowl, place two bags of romaine lettuce. Add diced red onion and mandarin orange segments.

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Once almonds cool, sprinkle them over top of the salad.

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I used these ingredients for the salad dressing, plus orange zest and mandarin orange segments. While I used walnut oil in the dressing, I think avocado oil would probably be a better option.

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

Pour all salad dressing ingredients into a blender and emulsify about 10 seconds. Serve over salad.

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Mandarin Orange Almond Salad is a tasty salad for company or anytime you’re in the mood for salad.

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

Here’s a close up so you can see all the delightful ingredients in this simple and easy recipe.

Here’s the recipe.

MANDARIN ORANGE ALMOND SALAD

(Recipe adapted from Fisher Almonds)

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Mandarin Orange Almond Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Light and refreshing salad with mandarin oranges and sugared almonds. The amped up salad dressing includes orange zest and mandarin oranges for a tasty, tangy dressing.
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it melts.
  2. Stir in almonds.
  3. Remove from heat and spread glazed almonds over waxed paper to cool.
  4. Break almonds apart to use for salad.
  5. Layer lettuce red onion and mandarin orange segments in large salad bowl.
  6. Toss glazed almonds over top.
  7. Toss ingredients before serving with dressing.
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
  1. Blend ingredients in a blender until well mixed.
  2. Serve over salad.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While I used walnut oil in this recipe, walnut oil and grapeseed oil are both quite strong in flavor. I recommend avocado oil as a better option.

Recipe adapted from Fisher Nuts.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Mandarin Orange Almond Salad[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/salads” target=”_blank” title=”fisher nuts”]Fisher Almonds[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Light and refreshing salad with mandarin oranges and sugared almonds. The amped up salad dressing includes orange zest and mandarin oranges for a tasty, tangy dressing.
Ingredients
  • 2 10-oz. bags romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 to ½ cup diced red onion
  • 29-oz. can mandarin orange segments, drained, reserve 1/3 to ½ cup for salad dressing
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it melts.
  2. Stir in almonds.
  3. Remove from heat and spread glazed almonds over waxed paper to cool.
  4. Break almonds apart to use for salad.
  5. Layer lettuce red onion and mandarin orange segments in large salad bowl.
  6. Toss glazed almonds over top.
  7. Toss ingredients before serving with dressing.
 

 

[b]Mandarin Orange Salad Dressing[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from [url href=”http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/salads” target=”_blank” title=”fisher nuts”]Fisher Nuts[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Light and refreshing salad with mandarin oranges and sugared almonds. The amped up salad dressing includes orange zest and mandarin oranges for a tasty, tangy dressing.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup walnut oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ to ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel (if using fresh use 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/3 to ½ cup reserved mandarin orange segments
Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients in a blender until well mixed.
  2. Serve over salad.
 
Notes
While I used walnut oil in this recipe, walnut oil and grapeseed oil are both quite strong in flavor. Canola or coconut oil would probably be a better option.
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

The Mandarin Orange Salad Dressing is a great complement to the salad ingredients.

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

Give this light, refreshing salad a try sometime soon!

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan

My salad dressing includes a beefed up version using orange zest and mandarin orange segments for more flavor. This dressing is tangy. If you prefer a sweeter dressing add additional honey.

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Print Recipe
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Light and refreshing salad with mandarin oranges and sugared almonds. The amped up salad dressing includes orange zest and mandarin oranges for a tasty, tangy dressing.
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
Mandarin Orange Almond Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delightful #salad uses #MandarinOranges & glazed #almonds. It's festive & easy enough for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #Oranges #GlutenFree #MandarinOrangeAlmondSalad #MandarinOrangeSalad #Vegan
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it melts.
  2. Stir in almonds.
  3. Remove from heat and spread glazed almonds over waxed paper to cool.
  4. Break almonds apart to use for salad.
  5. Layer lettuce red onion and mandarin orange segments in large salad bowl.
  6. Toss glazed almonds over top.
  7. Toss ingredients before serving with dressing.
MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:
  1. Blend ingredients in a blender until well mixed.
  2. Serve over salad.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While I used walnut oil in this recipe, walnut oil and grapeseed oil are both quite strong in flavor. I recommend avocado oil as a better option.

Recipe adapted from Fisher Nuts.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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