Food Recipes

Citrus Celebration: Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad


With both pregnancies with the boys, I ate a lot of citrus. I was simply addicted and couldn’t get enough. It’s been almost 3 months since having Jaxon and I am still on a citrus high so much so that I have converted Jayden to a lover of Cuties clementines. We snack on them all day long and I’ll enjoy a few after dinner as a desert. I also like to put them in salad. I recently made a mandarin salad to go with homemade chicken soup and wheat rolls. It was so yummy, I have to share.

This salad is pretty easy to make. All it takes is a bag of your favorite salad or lettuce variety, mini sweet peppers, lemon, clementines aka Mandarin oranges, red onion, almonds, dried cranberries, and Italian dressing. I love Dole’s Extra Veggie mix because it makes for a beautiful, crunchy salad. The rest of the fixin’s help it really come together.

Mandarin Salad Ingredients


If you try this salad, let me know! Enjoy the recipe below!

Mandarin Salad
  • 1 bag salad
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • 3 clementines, peeled & separated
  • 1 lemon for zest
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  1. Put veggies in a large bowl.
  2. Add almonds, cranberries, and lemon zest.
  3. Pour in the Italian dressing and toss to mix and coat.
  4. Serve immediately.

Walmart is having a “Citrus Celebration” showcasing a variety of citrus fruits. You can find the following fruits  in your local stores to add to your salad!

  • Moro Orange
  • Plummelo
  • Minneaola Tangelo
  • Navel Orange
  • Cara Cara Navel Orange
  • Clementines
  • Grapefruit
  • Blood Orange
  • Persian Limes
Linking up with Delicious Dishes.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    January 29, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    This looks delish, Sheena! And I love the ingredient shot!

    View Comment
    • Reply
      January 30, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      Thanks, Liz! I think I’m going to style my ingredients this way more often!

      View Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest