Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a great salad that is easy to take to potlucks, but we also make it for home dinners and reduce the quantity of the ingredients; the dressing can keep in the fridge for several uses. It is a little sweet so it is also child pleasing!
- 2 bunches lettuce
- 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin orange sections, drained
- 1⁄2 cup salted peanuts
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons onions, minced
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and combine with oranges and peanuts in a large bowl.
- For dressing: Combine sugar, oil, mustard, slat, vinegar, onion and poppy seeds in a jar. Shake well to blend. Toss the salad with desired amount of dressing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this salad. Made it twice, but halved the recipe each time. Once made it with baby romaine lettuce, and the 2nd time I used iceberg lettuce. I substituted dry roated peanuts for the salted peanuts, and instead of the canned oranges, I used the mandain oranges that come in those sealed individual bowls (Four- 4 ounce bowls to a pack). I loved the dressing, but only used... 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, only an 1/8 teaspoon of salt, only 1 teaspoon of the poppy seeds, but I did add 1 tablespoon of the minced onion. One other thing I wanted to mention...I think you could substitute sliced almonds or cashew halves for the peanuts. Thank-you Jan for posting this tasty, yet simple, salad recipe. I like that I can throw this salad together in a hurry, and using ingredients I have on hand in my pantry.
I really enjoyed this salad. It was quick and very easy to make. I loved that it used simple ingredients that are always in the pantry. The combination of crisp lettuce, sweet mandarins, salty peanuts and the tart and tangy, dressing was a perfect blending of flavors. Thanks so much for sharing Jan.
We halved this recipe and the three of us ate it for dinner tonight. It's a nice salad that goes together quickly. Made for Newest Zaar tag.