Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is my all-time favorite salad. I got this recipe from a family friend. My friends' children say it tastes more like candy than an actual salad. My sister-in-law hates salads, but loves this one!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make or buy candied almonds.
  2. To make candied almonds, melt butter in a small frying pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add almonds and sugar, cooking until golden brown.
  4. Remove from heat, transfer to a different dish to cool. As almonds are cooling, continuously separate using a fork or another utensil (if you don't, the almonds will be stuck together and will be hard to separate once cool).
  5. To make dressing, mix/shake all dressing ingredients together in a salad dressing cruet, or another tightly sealed container.
  6. Rinse and dry lettuce leaves. Rip into bite-sized pieces.
  7. Mix together lettuce, green onions, rice noodles, cooled candied almonds, and mandarin oranges.
  8. Before serving, pour dressing over lettuce and mix using salad tongs.