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RECIPE - 34. Mandarin Orange Green Salad

Mandarin Orange Green Salad

There are lots of variations on the traditional mandarin orange salad, but this version is definitely a winner. Add bacon if you want or leave it out for a light and simple citrusy side. It can be quickly thrown together for any weeknight meal or even a holiday celebration.


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  • 1 head of green leaf lettuce
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 15-ounce can mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • Shredded parmesan for garnish


  1. Mix dressing ingredients in a jar and shake.
  2. Wash, dry, and chop lettuce.
  3. Place lettuce in a bowl. Add orange segments, onion, dried cranberries, almonds, and bacon (if desired).
  4. Top with dressing when ready to serve.