Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mom had this at a party and brought the recipe home.Weve been enjoying it ever since!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dressing: Shake all ingredients in a tightly covered jar;refrigerate.
  2. Salad: Cook almonds and sugar over low haest,stirring constanly,until sugar is melted and almonds are coated.
  3. Cool and break apart.
  4. Store at room temp.
  5. Place lettuce and romaine in a plastic bag;add celery and onions.
  6. Pour sweet and sour dressing in the bag;add orange segments.
  7. Close bag tightly and shake till coated.
  8. Add almonds and enjoy!


Most Helpful

A very tasty, light salad with a luscious light sweet dressing. I sprinkled a little fresh grated parmigiano reggiano cheese on top. DH and I both enjoyed it a lot, and I'll be making it again.

BeachGirl March 16, 2003

I have been making this salad for over 30 years and people always request the recipe. I love it not just because it tastes lightly refreshing and looks nice, but also because I have the ingredients on hand and you can do aspects of it the day before. I do the slow melt of sugar and adding the almonds ahead. I also put the greens and celery mixture into a disposable plastic bag the day before. I make the dressing ahead of time. Right before I serve it, I dump the almonds, drained mandarin segments, and onion into the bag, rotate the mixture, dump the salad into into a clear bowl, andnd throw out the bag.

WiGal November 25, 2007

This salad was wonderful light,crisp refreshing! I added (my favorite) cilantro to the dressing! This is a keeper!

Rita~ March 17, 2003

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