Recipe by Jenn
"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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apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
1 (12 ounce) bag
spring mix lettuce
1 (11 ounce) can
mandarin oranges, drained
sliced fresh strawberries
chopped red onion
chopped fresh parsley
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
Great flavor and textures. The sweetness counteracted the bitterness of the spring mix. I used balsamic vinegar instead, and I omitted the oranges.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Strawberry and Mandarin Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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