This tart and sassy mandarin salad dressing is perfectly refreshing! It’s a simple citrus salad dressing which features sweet mandarins and vinegar. Bonus points, it pairs well with fresh greens, smooth almonds, and tangy fruit.
I love fresh salads. Meg loves them, too. Whenever we get together, we always try to come up with a new twist on a salad. Why? Because there is nothing as versatile as a salad – the type of greens, fruits, nuts, and dressing. You can mix and match and come up with so many combinations, that salads are a really fun part of a meal. Plus, salad dressings and salads are so easy to whip together that you can make them in a pinch with anything on hand, and a bit of creativity!
This mandarin salad dressing recipe is fun because it uses mandarins instead of oranges for the citrus, which yields a slightly sweeter flavor than traditional orange. Pair this with fresh greens and fruits, and crunchy almonds for a sweet and satisfying salad.
The main ingredients for our Mandarin Salad Dressing.
- Juice from 1 Mandarin
- 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
- Pepper to taste
The Set-up of the Mandarin Salad Dressing:
Like with any salad dressing, this citrus salad dressing is so simple. Just pour into a tiny jar and whisk until combined. Use onto your greens.
For the salad featured in the photos, we used:
- Any leafy salad. For photos we used used spring mix
- 1 – 2 whole Mandarins, peeled and separated
- 2 tablespoons of sliced almond
- 2 tablespoons of pomegranate or dried cranberries (the tangy taste pairs well with the sweet salad dressing).
- Parmesan cheese, to taste
Make the salad, then generously pour the salad dressing on. Enjoy!