Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad


By Lori Taylor

Each serving of this salad provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of folate and fiber!

Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad

A side dish that will be loved by kids and adults alike.
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Keyword: mandarin, apple and carrot salad, broccoli salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 143kcal


  • 5 cups broccoli florets only
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 22 oz mandarin orange use canned oranges, drained
  • 1 orange grated peel and juice
  • 5 green onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper optional


  • Steam broccoli flowerets in covered saucepan for 3 minutes only. Remove quickly and rinse with cold running water until broccoli is no longer warm. Do not cook further. Place in serving bowl and chill, covered.
  • eanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine almonds, drained mandarin oranges, grated peel and juice from orange, green onions, and remaining ingredients except for salt and pepper. Toss gently and allow to stand at room temperature for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, pour marinated orange mixture on chilled broccoli and toss very gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.


Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Carmen I. Jones, CCP. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1314IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg

Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad


Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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