Dynamite Orange-Almond Salad

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 12 mins

Found this in the book At Home Cafe. I have modified it a little. It is great if you add crumbled blue cheese, mushrooms, shredded chicken and dried cranberries on top also. You can glaze the almonds and dressing ahead to save time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dressing, combine first seven ingredients (from salt through parsley). Whisk until well blended.
  2. For glazed almonds, combine almonds and sugar in a small skillet. Heat on low and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and almonds are well coated. Sugar can caramelize quickly and burn--watch closely.
  3. Pour onto waxed paper to cool.
  4. Once cooled, break into small pieces.
  5. To serve the salad, combine greens, onions and mandarin oranges into a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle glazed almonds on top and serve.


Most Helpful

This paired well with a simple dinner of fried eggs and leftover saffron rice. I substituted cara cara oranges for canned mandarins. I tested with avocado oil; mixed greens from the farmer's market. Very good and simple to make! Prepared for Recipe Swap #86 in Australian/NZ forum.

COOKGIRl March 21, 2014

We loved all the ingredients in this salad. Will make again soon. Thanks for posting.

gwynn January 24, 2012

Boy this is a great salad! I don't care for raw onions so left them off, otherwise made as directed and would not change a thing. The dressing for this is simple and delicious, and the candied almonds really put this over the top. Loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2011 event, recommended by gailanng

loof January 20, 2012

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