Mandarin Orange Almond Salad

Mandarin Orange Almond Salad

(With thanks to our friends at Fitness Together, Gunbarrel Rd, here’s a healthy and refreshing salad to help you make it through the food-heavy holiday season!)


¼ cup canola oil
1/8th teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons juice from the canned mandarin oranges
¼ teaspoon salt
For the dressing: In a bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk until blended. Chill dressing until serving salad.


Yield: 2 servings (332 grams per serving or ~ 1 ½ cups salad)

3 tablespoons of sliced green onions
1 cup chopped green pepper
4 cups mixed greens (I use Earthbound Farm organically grown mixed baby greens)
½ cup slivered almonds
1 (11 ounce) can of mandarin oranges in light syrup
For the salad: Place greens in salad bowl; add green onions and green pepper. Toss. Decorate with almonds and drained oranges before serving. Add desired amount of salad dressing and toss.

Nutritional Information (1/2 the salad recipe with ~ 2 tablespoons salad dressing):

Food Weight: 3.5, Calories: 349, Fat: 23 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 137 mg,

Carbohydrate: 31 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 10 g

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