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Mandarin Almond Salad

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22 oz. mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried, and fine chopped
3 tbsp white sugar
1 small onion, fine chopped
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 bunch red leaf lettuce, shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Nutritional information

20.2 g
2 g
16.7 g
12 mg
0 mg

Mandarin Almond Salad

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy



Mandarin almond salad is a fabulously light and delicious salad overloaded with the goodness of fruits and vegetables. This salad makes a great meal if you are following the 5-a-day rule of fruits and vegetables.

With crunchy almonds, a fruit and vegetables mixed, this salad is a complete delight with varied textures. The flavors of sugared almonds, tart and sweet mandarins, and acidity from red wine, it is completely flavorful.

This salad can be rustled up in minutes if you have all the ingredients handy in your kitchen pantry

Health Benefits

  • Almonds are a great source of antioxidants thus great for your immunity.
  • Almonds control blood sugar level, which is why they are good for diabetic patients. It can lower your blood pressure and protect you from kidney failure, stroke or heart attacks. Moreover, almonds also lower cholesterol levels in your body.
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How to make Mandarin Almond Salad

  • Add romaine lettuce, green onions, mandarin oranges, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Heat a medium-sized saucepan on the stove and add 2 tablespoons of sugar and almonds in the saucepan.
  • Cook and stir till the white sugar melts and the almonds are coated. Stir and cook until almonds turn light brown.
  • Transfer almonds to a plate and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • To a jar with a lid, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, one tablespoon sugar, and ground black pepper.
  • Shake the jar vigorously until sugar dissolves.
  • Toss lettuce with salad dressing until properly coated.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl. Sprinkle sugared almonds and serve!


  • Almonds trees don’t bear fruits during the initial 4 years of planting.
  • Almonds can be refrigerated for 2 years and have a long storage life.
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