Mandarin Orange and Date Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

Mandarin Orange and Date Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing


This vibrant Mandarin Orange and Date Salad combines the sweetness of fresh mandarins and dates with the crunchiness of almonds for a delightful texture. Tossed in a refreshing honey-lemon dressing, this salad is a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors, making it a great addition to your meal as a side dish or a light, healthy main course.


– 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
– 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
– 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
– 4 cups mixed greens (such as arugula, spinach, and romaine)
– 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

For the Dressing:

– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. **Prepare the Salad Ingredients:**
– In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, mandarin orange segments, chopped dates, and toasted almonds. If using, sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top.

2. **Make the Dressing:**
– In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the honey and lemon juice until well combined. Gradually add in the olive oil while continuously whisking to emulsify the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. **Assemble the Salad:**
– Drizzle the honey-lemon dressing over the salad. Toss gently to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.

4. **Serve:**
– Serve the salad immediately to enjoy the freshest flavors. This salad pairs well as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish, or it can be enjoyed on its own for a light and refreshing meal.

**Enjoy your Mandarin Orange and Date Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing!**