Sweet Mandarin Salad-this happens to be my daughter’s recipe, contains many good nutrients-packed with sunflower seeds, almonds and garlic.  Leaf lettuce-1 large head-make sure your lettuce has been soaked and patted dry and put into refrigerator prior to making salad

Sweet Mandarin Salad

Sweet Mandarin Salad

AvatarCanning Homemade
This salad is classy to serve and will be one of your very favorites for certain.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 cup Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds sauted in 1 tbsp butter until lightly browned


  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (Splenda)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 clove elephant garlic crushed


  • Add the roasted unsalted sunflower seeds with the sauted almonds (lightly browned in butter) Set aside.
  • Make dressing by adding all ingredients into a shaker, and shake until completely mixed. If you want to use a blender, that is fine as well.
  • Tear lettuce leaves up into large salad bowl and add drained mandarins. Just prior to serving, add sunflower seeds and sauted (cooled) almonds.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss like a new Chef borne. This salad is marvelous!
  • Serves approximately 6-8 people.
Keyword Sweet Mandarin Salad