Strawberry and Mandarin Salad Recipe -
Strawberry and Mandarin Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Strawberry and Mandarin Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Stir the almonds and 3 tablespoons sugar together in the skillet; cook until the sugar has melted and coats the almonds; 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the vegetable oil, vinegar, hot sauce, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Toss the spring mix, oranges, strawberries, celery, onion, and parsley together in a large mixing bowl; 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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Jun 01, 2010

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.

Sep 10, 2009

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.

May 13, 2011

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!

May 11, 2011

Beautiful, delicious salad. I love to make salads that are quick to put together, have great taste and are very presentatable. This salad fits the bill. The dressing is very good with this and I've made it a couple of times to enjoy on other salads. Thanks Jenn for sharing.

Jul 07, 2011

We just finished eating this for dinner with corn on the cob as a side dish. It was delicious! I cheated a little bit and used pre-packaged Emerald brand candied walnuts instead if making my own candied almonds so this was a nice, quick (15 minute) meal-perfect for a summer weeknight! My husband loved it too! We will add this to our meal rotation! The salad dressing was easy to make and the perfect accompaniment.

Feb 20, 2012

If I was going to open a restaurant - I'd have this recipe on the menu. My restaurant would be similar to Blossom in NYC, and would have only the best vegetarian and vegan recipes. I would use a bit less oil, but that seems to be a problem I've been having lately. Maybe I just need a higher quality EVOO. Whatever the case - don't hesitate - make this salad today!

Oct 03, 2011

This was absolutely amazing. My picky 7 year old even loved it. Everything was perfect about it. Loved the medley of flavors. This will be a great dish to serve to guests! I am so excited about it! Thank you!!

May 03, 2010

Great flavor and textures. The sweetness counteracted the bitterness of the spring mix. I used balsamic vinegar instead, and I omitted the oranges.


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 320 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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