Dynamite Orange-Almond Salad

"Found this in the book At Home Cafe. I have modified it a little. It is great if you add crumbled blue cheese, mushrooms, shredded chicken and dried cranberries on top also. You can glaze the almonds and dressing ahead to save time."
 
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Ready In:
12mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • For dressing, combine first seven ingredients (from salt through parsley). Whisk until well blended.
  • For glazed almonds, combine almonds and sugar in a small skillet. Heat on low and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and almonds are well coated. Sugar can caramelize quickly and burn--watch closely.
  • Pour onto waxed paper to cool.
  • Once cooled, break into small pieces.
  • To serve the salad, combine greens, onions and mandarin oranges into a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle glazed almonds on top and serve.

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Reviews

  1. COOKGIRl
    This paired well with a simple dinner of fried eggs and leftover saffron rice. I substituted cara cara oranges for canned mandarins. I tested with avocado oil; mixed greens from the farmer's market. Very good and simple to make! Prepared for Recipe Swap #86 in Australian/NZ forum.
     
  2. gwynn
    We loved all the ingredients in this salad. Will make again soon. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. loof751
    Boy this is a great salad! I don't care for raw onions so left them off, otherwise made as directed and would not change a thing. The dressing for this is simple and delicious, and the candied almonds really put this over the top. Loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2011 event, recommended by gailanng
     
  4. gailanng
    Definition of Utopia: Good health, safe environment, peaceful surrounds, blue skies and recipe #449762.
     
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  1. COOKGIRl
    This paired well with a simple dinner of fried eggs and leftover saffron rice. I substituted cara cara oranges for canned mandarins. I tested with avocado oil; mixed greens from the farmer's market. Very good and simple to make! Prepared for Recipe Swap #86 in Australian/NZ forum.
     

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