Orange Almond Salad

Orange Almond Salad

A long time ago, when I was living in Southern California, there was a restaurant chain called “The Magic Pan.” They were famous for their delicious crepes. I would eat there for lunch and dinner and would frequently order their “Orange Almond Salad. ” So today for lunch, I decided to have this wonderfully healthy salad. It is a very simple dish made with only romaine lettuce, sweet Mandarin oranges, and toasty almonds. I dressed it with a very basic vinaigrette made with tangy lemon. What is great about this salad is that it can easily be prepared with ingredients commonly found in the refrigerator and pantry!

Orange Almond Salad


  • 8 ounces romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 (11 ounces) can Mandarin oranges, drained
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and blend well.
  2. Using a large bowl, add lettuce and oranges and gently toss with the vinaigrette.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds and serve. 4 servings.

Orange Almond Salad


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