Strawberry and Mandarin Salad

    40 minutes

    This is a fresh summer-time salad that is inexpensive and easy to make. This salad can be made up the day before and is always a crowd pleaser.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Almonds
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • Dressing
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • hot sauce
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 dash ground black pepper
    • Salad
    • 1 (340g) bag spring mix lettuce
    • 1 (300g) tin mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
    • 1 cup diced celery
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Almonds: Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Stir the almonds and sugar together then cook until the sugar has melted and coats the almonds; 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
    2. Dressing: Whisk the vegetable oil, vinegar, hot sauce, sugar, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
    3. Salad: Toss the spring mix, oranges, strawberries, celery, onion, and parsley together in a large mixing bowl then drizzle the vegetable oil mixture over the lettuce mixture and stir gently to coat. Sprinkle the toasted almonds over the salad to serve.

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    I love this salad! It is very visually appealing and is a great mixture of sweet and tangy. The first time I made it, the sugar and almonds just made a gloppy lump in the pan. I added a bit of water, about a Tbs., and heated until the water boiled and evaporated. This created nice, crisp, sugar-coated almonds. I cool them on a plate that has a light coating of no-stick spray. This salad will become a standard in our home.  -  28 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this salad exactly according to the recipe. It was light and refreshing. The combination of the hot sauce and sugared almonds was a great combination of flavors. I will definately make this again.  -  09 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have made this salad many times and always got rave reviews. I use pecans and add 1 tbsp of marg when I'm toasting the nuts. A delicious recipe!  -  13 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)