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This salad is easy to make and the blend of colors, shapes and textures makes this salad appealing to everyone.Mandarin Avocado Salad

Mandarin Avocado Tossed Salad

½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup slivered almonds
2 TBSP butter
½ cup olive oil
3 TBSP cider vinegar
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups torn lettuce
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1-2 scallions, chopped

In a small skillet, sauté the sunflower seeds and almonds in the butter. Cool and set aside.

In a jar combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, mustard and garlic. Shake well.

In a large salad bowl toss the lettuce, mandarin oranges, avocado, scallions and sunflower almond mixture.Mandarin Avocado Salad Drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.Mandarin Avocado Salad

Serves 6-8.


24 comments on “Mandarin Avocado Tossed Salad

Angela on March 11, 2016 3:40 am

I love anything with Avocado & this salad sounds Fabulous!! Pinned 🙂 Would love for you to add this to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at:

Nancy Wolff on March 11, 2016 1:36 pm

Angelea, I’d be happy to share the recipe on your Sunday Fitness & Food Link Up!

Marla on March 11, 2016 5:08 pm

HI Nancy,
What a terrific and healthy looking salad. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2016 12:59 pm

I love mandarin oranges in a salad!

Courtney on March 13, 2016 1:03 pm

Yum! Anything that gives me an opportunity to eat more avocado is a win in my book.

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2016 5:46 pm

Have you tried avocado and grapefruit?? Delicious combination!

Helen Fern on March 13, 2016 6:37 pm

This looks great!! Thanks for sharing on the “what’s for dinner” linky!

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2016 6:59 pm

Your’e welcome Helen!

Lindsay on March 16, 2016 4:10 pm

This looks delicious! AND healthy! thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday!

Nancy Wolff on March 17, 2016 12:22 am

You’re welcome Lindsay!

Bradleigh@WideMeadow on March 17, 2016 12:48 am

This looks delicious! I love creative salad recipes. I actually recently wrote a post on my blog about the formula for a great salad…check it out here:
Pinning this right now!

Nancy Wolff on March 17, 2016 2:35 pm

Bradleigh, Thanks for the link to your post, I will check it out!

April J Harris on March 17, 2016 4:07 am

What a lovely salad, Nancy, a beautiful combination of flavours and textures! Thank you for sharing your Mandarin Avocado Tossed Salad with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing!

Nancy Wolff on March 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Thanks April! I love mandarin oranges in a salad!

Jess on March 19, 2016 4:46 pm

What an interesting recipe!

I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Nancy Wolff on March 19, 2016 7:39 pm

Thanks for the invite Jess!

Pam@over50feeling40 on March 19, 2016 5:39 pm

I love this recipe! I am going to make it…Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

Nancy Wolff on March 19, 2016 7:39 pm

Pam, You will love this recipe! Perfect early spring salad!

swathi on March 21, 2016 1:20 pm

This mandarin avocado tossed salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

Nancy Wolff on March 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Thanks Swathi! It’s a great salad! 🙂

Miz Helen on March 21, 2016 7:13 pm

I love the combination for your salad Nancy! Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on March 22, 2016 1:44 pm

You’re welcome Miz Helen! Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

Elaine on March 23, 2016 2:00 pm

I love this salad…it’s so light and fresh! I will be featuring it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!

Nancy Wolff on March 23, 2016 6:33 pm

Thank you so much for the feature!

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