Recipe for heart healthy salad with mandarin oranges, almonds, and spinach

Make this refreshing salad any time of the year as a compliment to any meal. It is also packed with healthy fiber to help you achieve your health & fitness goals. Be sure to check out our custom-made salad dressing that compliments this salad perfectly. Make a full meal of out it by adding a side of lean protein for a perfect healthy meal in minutes.

Here's what you will need for the salad:

  • Spinach or green leafy lettuce

  • 1 can of mandarin oranges

  • 1/2 cup of toasted sliced almonds

  • 1/3 cup diced green onions (optional)

  • Optional add-ons

  • 1/2 cup of diced green apples (optional)

  • 1/2 cup blueberries or strawberries


  1. Place spinach or green leafy lettuce in a large bowl (adding as much or little as you'd like)

  2. Drain mandarin oranges and add to salad bowl

  3. Add almonds and all other optional fruit to the salad bowl and mix


Apple Cider & Avocado Oil Salad Dressing

Don't let the name draw you away. This salad dressing is amazing! It has the perfect blend of sweet and healthy mix, that will wow your family.

This easy to make from scratch salad dressing is a great compliment to your salad above. It is sure to inspire you to become creative in the kitchen and share with others. After trying this, you may never want to try a traditional salad dressing again. Be sure to let us know how you like it.

All of these ingredients may be purchased from your neighborhood supermarket.


1/4 cup - Avocado Oil

1/3 cup - Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup - Sugar (Honey or Splenda may be substituted)

1 tsp - Salt

2 tbsp. - Yellow Mustard


  1. Mix all ingredients in the order listed above.

  2. Stir generously to consistently mix the items.

  3. Pour dressing over the salad and mix with tongs.

  4. Save any leftover dressing mix in the refrigerator for later use.


Recipe is courtesy of Samantha H.

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