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Mandarin Main Dish Salad

This easy-to-make recipe comes from a 1976 issue of Better Nutrition. It’s rich in protein from tuna and essential nutrients from fruits and veggies, all cornerstones of Adelle Davis’ diet. For more about this recipe: Better Nutrition in the 1970s…

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This easy-to-make recipe comes from a 1976 issue of Better Nutrition. It’s rich in protein from tuna and essential nutrients from fruits and veggies, all cornerstones of Adelle Davis’ diet.

For more about this recipe: Better Nutrition in the 1970s

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chunk-style tuna   

  • 1 Tbs. minced onion   

  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice   

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery   

  • 1 cup seedless grapes   

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise   

  • 1 11-oz. can mandarin orange segments, drained   

  • ½ cup toasted, slivered almonds   

  • 6 large lettuce leaves olives for garnish, optional   

Preparation

Combine tuna, onion, lemon juice, and celery in bowl, and place in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.

To serve, toss tuna mixture with grapes, mayonnaise, mandarin segments, and almonds, reserving a few mandarin segments and almonds for garnish. Serve on lettuce leaves, and garnish with remaining mandarin segments, almonds, and olives, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 330
  • Carbohydrate Content 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content 55 mg
  • Fat Content 17 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 30 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2.5 g
  • Sodium Content 530 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g