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Mandarin orange salad in a bowl with herbs and chicken
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Mandarin Orange Salad

Delicious Mandarin Orange Salad that is easy to make and loaded up with vegetables, almonds and herbs and served with a simple sweet red wine vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 267kcal

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 head of cut red leaf lettuce
  • 1 head of cut romaine lettuce
  • 3 thinly sliced stalks of celery
  • 1 thinly sliced bunch of green onions
  • 2 7-9 ounce cooked chicken breasts and cut into ½” size pieces
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup Dole Fridge Pack Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dressing: Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk vigorously until emulsified. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Salad: Add all of the ingredients to a large serving bowl and toss with some of the vinaigrette until combined and serve.

Notes

Chef Notes:
  • How to Store: Place covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to store the salad separate from the dressing.
  • Make-Ahead: you can make this recipe up to 1 day ahead of time.
  • Customize the salad and any additional vegetables you would like to it.
  • Feel free to add in different green lettuces such as spring mix, baby spinach or kale to it.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 872IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg