Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Delicious, refreshing salad that can really be adapted to your tastes. I got this from a friend and have had many rave reviews whenever I serve it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a jar, combine all ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Shake well and refrigerate for at least one hour to blend flavours.
  3. (I make it the night before) In a heavy skillet, cook almonds and sugar over medium heat until sugar melts and coats almonds, stirring frequently.
  4. Cool.
  5. Break apart if necessary.
  6. In large bowl, combine spinach, celery and green onions.
  7. Just before serving, add almonds and orange segments.
  8. Toss gently.
  9. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  10. P.S.I always double the amount of almonds because they really add a wonderful flavour to the salad-- and because some mysteriously disappear before they make it to the salad!
Most Helpful

Mmmm, this is a nummy salad and a great way to use up a few of those leftover Christmas mandarins! I changed the dressing a bit by adding a few slices of fresh ginger and running it through the blender.

Mctet January 02, 2004

This is a light and refreshing spring salad indeed !!!! I had this as my dinner this evening and can't wait to take the leftovers to work for lunch tomorrow !! I will make this a standard at my house from now on . I also think this would be a great potluck dish if you pack all the ingredients seperatley and then toss this on site . How lovely , Thank You !

Theresa P April 29, 2003

I'm surprised that I have not reviewed this recipe before. It literally turned me into someone who regularly eats salads. It's nice to try out new food that is green! The almonds add a really nice touch, and the sugar doesn't make the overall flavor too sweet. I've played around with some of the ingredients, but usually make it as is. The other day, I realized that I didn't have any spinach. I used mixed greens and threw in some leftover pineapple. No matter what I seem to do, I end up devouring the bowl. I'd highly recommend this recipe!

jpatel02004 February 16, 2013