Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette

June 11, 2012

recipe / Mandarin Orange Salad With Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette


Published: June 11, 2012

This Mandarin Orange Salad is one of my favorite salad recipes for spring and summer time. The mandarin oranges are a nice add to your traditional salad to make it feel fresh and fun.

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Yield: 6 servings


Mixed Baby Lettuces: 1 bag 

Mandarin Orange: 1 can

Slivered Almonds: 1/2 cup

Crumbled Feta Cheese: 3/4 cup

Olive Oil: 2 tbsp

Red Wine Vinegar: 1 tbsp

Dijon Mustard : 1/2 tbsp

Reserved Mandarin Orange Juice: 3 tbsp

Salt & Pepper: ½ tsp of each

Basil: 3 leaves 

1. Mix lettuce, almonds and mandarin oranges in a large bowl, reserving the mandarin orange juice in a separate bowl for the dressing.
2. To make the dressing, mix Dijon Mustard and oil in a small bowl with a fork or whisk until mustard and oil have combined.
3. Add vinegar and mandarin orange juice to oil and mustard mixture and whisk.
4. Rinse basil and roll from stem to the tip.
5. Slice basil horizontally into small sections and add to dressing with salt and pepper.
6. Add to lettuce and toss.
7. Once tossed, add cheese to the top.

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