This Mandarin Raspberry Salad Recipe is a berry good recipe for a fabulous tossed salad of mixed leafy greens, fresh raspberries, mandarin oranges, and almonds.
This recipe makes an amazing colorful salad! It has both "eye" appeal and "palate" appeal!
This salad recipe is a great idea for a Christmas dinner salad, a Thanksgiving dinner, Easter Dinner, or for any day of the year!
FOR THE SALAD
4 cups leafy mixed salad greens
1 can (284 ml size) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup Mozzarella cheese (or another choice of cheese)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
FOR THE SALAD DRESSING
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar (or Raspberry Balsamic vinegar)
1/8 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup honey
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the salad ingredients into one large, or four separate, bowls.
Whisk together the vinegar, honey, mustard and seasonings in a small bowl.
Gradually add the oil in a slow, steady stream to form a thick dressing.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.
Note - toasting the almonds adds crunch to the salad and intensifies the flavour of the nuts.
To toast the almonds in the oven, spread the nuts in a single layer on a shallow baking dish (or cookie sheet).
Bake at 350° for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Did you Know?
Not only do fresh raspberries taste amazing, they are also very nutritious and full of antioxidants.
In fact, berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and cranberries are ranked as the #1 highest food known to include powerful antioxidant activity.
Why are antioxidants important for our bodies?
Go here to read a simple explanation of why.