Recipe By BOOTS582
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 8 servings Calories 317.2

Garden salad with fruit, cooked sugared almonds, and an oil and vinegar dressing.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • ½ head leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • ½ cup dried, sweetened cranberries
  • ½ cup mandarin orange segments, drained
  • ½ cup sliced fresh peaches
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the almonds and 1/2 cup sugar 5 minutes, or until almonds are well-coated and lightly browned.
  2. 2 In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. 3 In a large bowl, gently mix the almonds, iceberg lettuce, leaf lettuce, celery, chives, cranberries, mandarin orange, peaches, mango, and strawberries. Serve with desired amount of the oil and vinegar dressing.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 317.2
  • Carbohydrate 31.7 g
  • Fat 20.6 g
  • Fiber 3.1 g
  • Protein 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 24 mg
  • Sugar 27.6 g


  1. Excellent salad! I have made this twice and both times it was a hit. I used store bought glazed almonds and bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Delicious!
  2. Great salad! Peaches are not in season right now so I skipped those and added more mango.
  3. I kind of added some of my own stuff to this salad. It was really good. Loved the dressing. Thanks a lot.
  4. Yummy. Could do with less sugar in the dressing since all our fruit and the candied nuts were plenty sweet. Other than that I loved it.
  5. Definitely 5 stars! I had to take some liberties with the species of fruit I used but otherwise was straight on. I served this with sliced cooked chicken on the salad. The only thing that would make this perfect would be a bit of cheese -- I think we'll have this with feta next time! - Read more ...
  6. Indeed this is a really good salad. I didn't use mango bc we didn't have any and just one kind of lettuce but I think I used the remainder of what was called for. I did use canned peaches and mandarin oranges and 1/2'd the dressing--it's been my experience that most of the dressing recipes - Read more ...
  7. This salad is always a big hit wherever I take it. I add whatever fruits I have on hand. Blueberries make a nice addition. You can't go wrong with this recipe.
  8. This is the best salad recipe ever!! I have made it at least 10 times - once for a supper our community club catered for 100 people. Everyone always asks for the recipe when I bring it somewhere. I have never had fresh peaches on hand so have always omitted them. In the winter I - Read more ...
  9. This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. My husband & daughter raved & we couldn't stop eating it!

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