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Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

I love a good salad, especially one with homemade salad dressing. You can’t go wrong with this easy-to-make and delicious salad! Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, is the perfect way to start to dinner.

“A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

When we add more greens to our diet, we all know it’s better for us. Salads are an easy way to make sure you get them on a daily basis.  You just have to find the recipes you love – and I think this is one of them.  Inspiration for this recipe came from “Big Book of Home Cooking” from Gooseberry Patch. I modified the recipe a bit.

Here’s the Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe:

Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

    • 4 cups green leaf lettuce, chopped
    • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, chopped & toasted
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
    • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt or liquid aminos
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 3/4 olive oil

        Directions

        1. Combine lettuce, mandarin oranges, toasted pecan pieces and red onion in a bowl.
        2. Add the raspberry vinegar, jam, coriander, salt or liquid aminos and pepper to a blender on high. Gradually add the oil to the mixture.
        3. Toss the salad with desired amount of salad dressing and serve.

That brings us to the end of the recipe. As you can see, it’s pretty easy. Let me know in the comments below if you tried the recipe and what you thought.

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Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Kathleen

Monday 8th of May 2017

This is one awesome salad, my family loved it! So simple & so tasty! I could just drink the dressing on its own, that is how good this recipe is. Thank you!

Kelly

Monday 8th of May 2017

Hi Kathleen! I'm so glad you loved it - I love it when you get a salad with a great combination. Thanks for commenting! Kelly

Kaitlin Garrison

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

YUMMY! This looks absolutely delicious! My husband has HATED oranges for years, and just yesterday he tried a "golden orange" and is in love with them. Perhaps I can modify this and add those golden oranges! Thanks for sharing! This sounds amazing!

Kelly

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Hi Kaitlin! Thank you for commenting. You'll love this salad! Kelly

ESther | Chosen & Cherished

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

This looks lite and delicious! Pinning for later!

Kelly

Monday 1st of May 2017

Thank you so much Esther! It is delicious! Kelly

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