Mandarin Salad Oriental

Mandarin Salad Oriental Recipe
This oriental-flavored salad has great asian flavor thanks to mandarin oranges, ramen noodles and almonds.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 (3-ounce) package Oriental-flavored ramen noodle soup mix
1/2 cup sliced almonds
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, torn
1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn
5 celery ribs, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange sections, drained

Preparation

Remove flavor packet from soup mix, and set aside. Crumble noodles.

Bake noodles in a shallow pan at 350° for 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring after 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool.

Cook sliced almonds and 3 tablespoons sugar in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and almonds are evenly coated. Remove almond mixture from heat, and set aside.

Whisk together reserved flavor packet, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, oil, and next 5 ingredients.

Toss together lettuces, celery, and onions in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss. Add noodles, almond mixture, and oranges; toss. Serve immediately.

Prep: 25 min., Bake: 10 min., Cook: 6 min.

July 2002
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