Celestial Salad

One of our all time favorite salads is Celestial Salad.  We have made it for years and it is always on our Easter menu as well as making frequent appearances on our dinner table on other nights of the year.

Celestial Salad

I especially enjoy this salad in the spring and summer months.  There is just something about a salad with oranges in it that says “Spring” to me!

The dressing is very light and the salad is full of yummy things like cucumbers, green onions, celery, and oranges.  I always add sugared almonds too.

Celestial Salad

The original recipe came from The Portland Palate, one of my favorite cookbooks.

Celestial Salad

Celestial Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 C celery, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • Romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • a sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  • Sugar the almonds.

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, celery, green onions, cucumber, oranges and nuts
  • For dressing:
  • Whisk together salt, pepper, oil, sugar, vinegar and red pepper flakes
  • Pour over salad and toss well

Comments

  1. 1
    khareen says:

    hmm…I’m a vegetarian and so love your Salad, I will try to do it later. Thanks to the recipe and hope you post more soon.

  2. 2

    That looks wonderful! I love mandarin oranges in salad – yumm!!
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  3. 3
    Emily says:

    Ok, is this the first time this salad has been on the blog? This is my go to recipe when I am asked to bring a salad. I made it Sunday and thought why has she never put this on the blog? or has she and I just don’t remember it? Mostly I just wanted a pretty picture to go with my recipe :) Do you see this? We truly are kindred spirits?!

    By the way I made a double batch, there were only 14 of us at the dinner and more than half of them were children. There were no leftovers! This salad is that good.

  4. 4
    Melinda says:

    Sounds great! I imagine it would complement smoked meats off the BBQ grill!
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  5. 5
    Dawn says:

    This is one of our favorite salads! We always have it on Christmas Eve.

  6. 6
    Vicki says:

    Definitely trying this one – I served a similar salad from your site recently, one with strawberries, and it was a huge hit. Those sugared almonds rock!

  7. 7
    Laura says:

    How many almonds does the recipe call for? It looks like it is maybe supposed to say 1/2.
    Thanks!

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