Mandarin Toasted Almond Salad

IMG 4172 682x1024 Mandarin Toasted Almond SaladHow gorgeous is this salad?  My mom introduced me to this salad recently and it is now my absolute favorite salad! I love how filling it is with the addition of avocados and almonds.  It is such a simple salad to make and is perfect for the summer.  Serve it extra cold during a hot summer day and it will be so refreshing and delicious!


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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. of romaine lettuce
  • 1 pkg. of spring mix
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced
  • grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • dried craisins
  • toasted sliced almonds (please do not skip out on these – the crunchy sweetness of these toasted almonds definitely make the salad! directions below)

IMG 4242 1024x945 Mandarin Toasted Almond SaladTo toast almonds: heat up a large skillet on low/medium heat, add almonds, gently stir and heat until light golden brown (keep a close watch and keep stirring because they burn easily), sprinkle desired amount of sugar (about 1 teaspoon), cool off on wax paper, sprinkle on salad right before serving, store extra in an airtight container

IMG 4221 199x300 Mandarin Toasted Almond SaladThis raspberry vinaigrette dressing pairs perfectly with this salad.

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Turn this salad into a main dish by adding some chicken or steak to it.

I hope you will try making this salad soon!

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1 Comment on Mandarin Toasted Almond Salad

  1. Ji
    June 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm (7 months ago)

    I want to eat some right now!

    Reply

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