Mandarin Salad

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Remove flavor packet from soup mix and set aside.
  • Crumble noodles.
  • Bake noodles on a cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 350°F until toasted, stirring after 5 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • In small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, cook sliced almonds and 3 tablespoons sugar for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Cook until sugar is dissolved and almonds are evenly coated, and light, golden brown. Be careful not to overcook.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Whisk together contents of reserved flavor packet, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, oil, and next 5 ingredients.
  • Toss together lettuces, celery and onions in bowl.
  • Drizzle with dressing; toss.
  • Add noodles, almond mixture and oranges; toss.
  • Serve immediately.
  • •Variation: Try this with a handful of chopped fresh cilantro instead of the parsley and a sprinkling of crushed red chili flakes--I love it that way.