Wendy’s Almond Orange Salad

Wendy’s Almond Orange Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is my sister-in-law’s recipe — always in demand at family potlucks. Hope you like it too!”


  • 1/2 cupcanola oil
  • 3tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoonfreshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1tablespoonwhite sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoondry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoononion flakes
  • 1canmandarin oranges in juice, well drained
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 2tablespoonsbrown sugar
  • 1/2 cupslivered almonds
  • 1headromaine lettuce, washed and dried
  • Directions

  • Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  • Combine dressing ingredients (oil through to dried onion flakes) and whisk well– you can do this in your processor if you wish.
  • In a nonstick frying pan, melt butter and add brown sugar– over low or med-low heat.
  • Add slivered almonds and, stirring constantly, allow almonds to candy.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Shortly before serving, toss lettuce with dressing, drained oranges and candied almonds.
  • Reviews

  • “I have been looking for this recipe for a long time!!!!Yum… I have already given out the recipe to my sister too.I do think I would try and cut back the oil next time just a bit.Very yummy Lennie!!”

  • “Very good salad.I loved the buttery almonds – they were my favorite part.Colorful and refreshing.Next time, I would use less oil as the dressing was a little too oily.”

  • “The flavors were good together but I felt the butter used to make the candied almonds was way too much. Mine ended up swimming in butter. I would try using only 1 Tbls. next time. The dressing is a little strong too. There were a few times that it took my breath away when I’d bite into an orange that absorbed a lot of it. A good combo of flavors over all.”