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Healthy salad greens combined with crispy veggies and mandarins in a slightly sweet dressing | @littlebroken

Mandarin Peanut-Crunch Salad

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Asian


Crunchy salad with carrots, cucumbers, peanuts, and mandarin slices. Tossed in flavorful orange dressing.


  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 mandarin oranges, peeled, separated into slices and halved crosswise (if you have time and patience you can peel the mandarin slices)


  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp. chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Toss with dressing; season with salt and pepper as needed and serve immediately.


  1. Whisk the rice vinegar, sunflower oil, brown sugar, orange marmalade, chili-garlic sauce, and fresh lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator.


peanuts can be substituted with almonds

Keywords: chinese, side, easy