Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad
On Saturday evening Kent decided we needed to get back to fun Dinners, so as he experimented with a few savoury dishes he asked me to prepare the Mandarin Orange Salad.

Mandarin Orange Salad
This is one of those salads that people think you have spent hours on but trust me you can whip this up in minutes with a few hacks (or cheats). Its true folks why make things complicated.  
The most difficult part of this salad is the sugared almonds, which can take some time and requires true concentration or cheat and purchase the praline almonds from Presidents Choice ( or any similar already sweetened almond available in your area). You have saved yourself time and the aggravation of constant stirring and watching.
The ingredients are simple, spinach greens, mandarin oranges, a homemade dressing and sugared almonds( oh yeah and a red onion if you like Onions, I skip that part always)
I have included a full recipe card below ( I know I almost feel like a real foodie blogger using a real card, although hello Blogger folks if you know of any sweet recipe widgets shoot me a note OK, appears to be a ton for those fancy wordpress folks but not much for us, I am using The Recipe Wiz)
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Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad

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Mandarin Orange Salad
A delicious and refreshing salad
Ingredients
  • 1 can Mandarin Oranges
  • 3-4 cups Spinach
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Mandarin Orange Juice
  • 1-2 tbsp’s Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sugared Almonds
Instructions
wash greens and set asidemix the Vinegar, Olive Oil and Mandarin Orange Juiceadd sugar to the dressing mixture to sweeten slightly. This step is to taste depending on how sweet you wish the dressing to beCombine the greens, mandarin Oranges and the almonds togethertoss lightly with a well shaken dressingserve individually
Details

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: Total time: 5 mins Yield: 3-4

Mandarin Orange Salad

This is one of my favourite salads and it paired perfectly (haha big pun when you realized I paired it with Pear Hazelnut Gnocchi) with the Gnocchi and Pork Dinner Kent prepared.

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