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Green Salad Recipe with Mandarin Orange Dressing

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Here’s a delicious salad, that is just beautiful, perfect on its own for hosting friends, complementing a dinner with the family, or for your very own daily dose of vegetables.




1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/2 tablespoon juice of one plastic container of mandarin oranges

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredient choose your favorites

red onion, sliced

red, yellow, and orange peppers, chopped

cucumbers, sliced

carrots, chopped


feta cheese



Whisk first 4 dressing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper.


Choose what you love and take advantage of what is in season. Customize the salad, using your favorite lettuce, vegetables, and nuts. Ideas might include spinach, arugula or spring mix. Add sliced red onion, red, yellow, and orange peppers, cucumbers, and carrots, as pictured. Gently fold in tomatoes and mandarin orange slices. and cheese of your choice. Top with pecans and cheese of your choice.


Storage. Store the dressing and salad ingredients separately in the refrigerator to enjoy them all week without getting wilted.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Assembly
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Salad recipe, Romaine Lettuce, Dressing Ingredients, Balsamic vinegar, Mandarin oranges, Everyday, Easy, Entertaining

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