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Mandarin Orange Balsamic Salad

Quick and refreshing salad filled with freshness, sweetness and crunch.

  • 4-5 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (reserve juice)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2-3 tablespoons juice from canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Toss together the lettuce greens, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Make the salad dressing by mixing juice, mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and enjoy.

The Sumo Citrus


With their unique shape and juicy, sweet taste, Sumo Citrus® are a big deal.

With its large, bumpy size and a distinct top knot, Sumo Citrus® are relatively new to United States markets. Incredibly sweet and easy to peel, Sumo Citrus® are only in season for a limited time – though they’ll stick in your mind for months to come.

Developed around the 1970s in Japan, the Shiranui varietal became known by its branded name, Dekopon, and is prized overseas – often given as a gift.

“People say it’s like citrus they used to remember,”. “Not only the taste, but the fragrance and texture; they’re juicy, easy to peel and seedless.”

“They’re a cross between a large seeded mandarin and large seedless navel orange,”. “It’s about 75% mandarin, 25% orange. It has some satsuma parentage in it.”

The navel orange flavor comes through in a bright, refreshing way. Incredibly sweet, there’s a welcome acidity on the tail end – it’s a taste unlike any other citrus. Seth attributes the exceptional taste to the varietal but also the way it’s picked.