Mandarin Orange Salad With Sugared Pecans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

There are many versions of this salad out there but I couldn't find one exactly like mine here on 'Zaar so I thought I'd throw mine in the mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For sugared pecans: combine sugar, margarine, orange juice, cinnamon and red pepper and cook to boiling. Boil for 1 minute. Add pecans and coat well. Bake on cookie sheet at 200 degrees for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in air-tight container.
  2. For dressing: combine all ingredients and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. For salad: combine ingredients, adding pecans and oranges last. Add dressing and gently toss.
  4. Preparation time does not include cooking pecans.


Most Helpful

I loved this salad for lunch. It's not as sweet as the typical mandarin orange salad, but was wonderful non the less. I would suggest doubling the pecans because everyone loves them. They are not too sweet and not too spicy. I The oven time dries and toasts the nuts perfectly giving the salad a nice crunch of flavor.

cookiedog February 04, 2010

Wonderful salad!!! Just loved the sugared pecans along with the mix of veggies and dressing. I made the pecans and the dressing the day before, so dressing flavors could blend. I followed it exactly as written, except I added some Monterey Jack Shredded cheese to the top. The dressing is on the sweet side (didn't notice the hot sauce) but the pecans have a little zip with the red pepper. Thanks for sharing!! Made for Holiday Tag.

diner524 January 29, 2010

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