Mandarin Mixed Greens Salad

Asian flavors sparkle in this 20-minute salad!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Sugared Almonds

1/4
cup sliced almonds
4
teaspoons sugar

Sweet-Sour Dressing

1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons sugar
2
tablespoons white or cider vinegar
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Dash red pepper sauce

Salad

1/2
small head lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (3 cups)
1/2
bunch romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (3 cups)
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, cook almonds and 4 teaspoons sugar over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and almonds are coated; cool and break apart.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss salad ingredients, dressing and almonds. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Six cups of any combination of salad greens can be used instead of the head lettuce and romaine.

Be sure to tear the greens by hand instead of chopping with a knife. A chemical reaction between the greens and the metal knife will cause the edges of the greens to brown.

For Crunchy Chicken Mandarin Salad, make salad as directed. Divide among 6 individual serving plates. Top each serving with a grilled boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced (warm or cold). Sprinkle each salad with 2 tablespoons wide or regular chow mein noodles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.