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Strawberry Mandarin Salad with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

Fresh mixed greens tossed with seasonal strawberries and sweet mandarin oranges, with a tangy onion vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Canadian/American
Keyword: mixed field greens, strawberry and mandarin salad, sweet onion vinaigrette
Servings: 4


  • 1 large bowl mixed field greens
  • 16 sliced fresh ripe strawberries
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained, reserve juice 11 oz can or a few fruit cups
  • ¼ red onion sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds

Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp juice from mandarin oranges if using canned
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp dry mustard or dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp very finely minced or grated sweet onion
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine dressing ingredients and whiz in a blender or shake until well mixed. If using blender, drizzle olive oil in last and let emulsify. If shaking in jar, dressing will be thinner.
  • Arrange rinsed and dried lettuce mix in a large bowl or individual serving sized bowls. Top with onion, fresh sliced strawberries and halved mandarin orange sections.
  • Drizzle dressing over top and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
  • Dressing recipe makes a large amount, enough for a very large salad. It will keep for a few weeks in the fridge.