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Mandarin Tossed Salad

Looking for a simple side salad that packs big flavor? This Mandarin Tossed Salad offers sweet mandarins, crunchy celery and a homemade dressing with a kick. Top it off with toasted almonds for some heart-healthy fats.

Recipe by Brenda Thompson of

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Mandarin Tossed Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package salad greens
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 Peelz Citrus mandarins, peeled, segmented
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, hot sauce, salt and pepper in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine lettuce, celery, green onions and mandarins in large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Top with toasted almonds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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