Mandarin Orange Honey Dressing is perfect on Salmon with Salad

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My Mandarin Orange Honey Dressing is Perfect for Summer Entertaining!

Salad, salad, salad!  I love a good SALAD!  Here’s a definitely good salad combo to try.  It’s my grilled salmon on a spring mix with slivered almonds, craisins, mandarin oranges and quinoa all topped with my scrumptiously sweet Mandarin Orange Honey Dressing.

It’s delish on a dish!

My Salad Base:

Spring mix salad

Slivered almonds


Mandarin oranges, drained (no sugar added)

Quinoa (cooked)

Optional: Chow Mein Noodles & Sesame Seeds

Layer your salad in three layers so that when everyone helps themselves, there’s plenty for everyone all of the way through.

Create a bed of lettuce.  Add slivered almonds, Craisins®, quinoa.  Repeat two more times.

NOTE:  My current favorite quinoa combo for this salad is the Three Continent Blend by Nature’s Earthly Choice.

My Basic Seasoning for Grilled Salmon:


1 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Stir the onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper together.

Place the salmon on a foil lined grill pan that’s been coated with cooking spray or oil.

Generously season the top of the salmon with the spice mix.  Place a thin slice of butter on each piece of salmon.

Cook the salmon over low to medium heat.  Do not flip the salmon on the grill.

My Mandarin Orange Honey Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/8 cup water

4 oz. mandarin oranges, no sugar added & drained

1 teaspoon fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Puree the mandarin oranges in a mini food chopper or blender.

Place the oil, vinegar, water, pureed oranges, ginger, salt, onion powder, white pepper and garlic powder into a bell jar or other shaker like container.

Shake the dressing well.

If you like salad as much as I do,  check out my Fruity Summer Mix with pineapples, strawberries, blueberries, pecans and honey goat cheese topped with my Orange Honey Blossom Dressing.

This dressing combo is slightly different from the one above.  It’s made with a naval orange and a different spice combo.

CLICK HERE for the recipe!

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