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Mandarin Orange Cranberry Salad in a serving bowl

Mandarin Orange Cranberry Salad

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American


This Mandarin Orange Cranberry Salad is a quick salad recipe that’s perfect for the holidays. It has a little bit of sweet, spicy, and a satisfying crunch from the candied pecans!




  • 2 Tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 3 dashes of Tabasco Hot Sauce {you can add more if you’d like}
  • 1 Tablespoon of dry parsley
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil


  • 6 oz. of spring mix
  • 11oz. can of mandarin orange in orange juice, drained
  • 1/2 cup of candied pecans {[Candied Pecan Recipe |]}
  • 1/2 cup of craisins
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. In a small bowl mix sugar, vinegar, Tabasco hot sauce, salt, pepper, dried Parsley, and canola oil. Whisk until completely combined.
  2. Place fresh spring mix salad in a large bowl.
  3. Add drained mandarin oranges, craisins, green onions, and candied pecans on top of the spring mix. {[Candied Pecan Recipe |]}
  4. Serve with dressing on the side.