19 Brilliant Recipes for Mandarin Oranges That’ll Surprise You

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Mandarin Oranges are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed in many different ways. These small, vibrant citrus fruits are packed with flavor and are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Whether you’re looking to make a refreshing salad or a mouth-watering dessert, mandarin oranges can elevate any recipe to new heights.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks by The Magical Slow Cooker
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If you’ve never heard of Hawaiian Haystacks, then allow us to introduce you to a rice and creamy chicken dish with a savory flavor that even picky eaters will enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a quick meal for busy weeknights or a potluck dish to please a crowd, this is a must-try!

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake by This Healthy Table
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This Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake recipe is fruity and delicious. It’s a wonderful winter recipe and makes for a great dessert at a holiday dinner or weekend brunch. It’s wonderfully citrusy and feels like a bright and fresh treat.

Get the Recipe: Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

Blueberry Mandarin Broccoli Salad

Blueberry Mandarin Broccoli Salad by Haute and Healthy Living
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Craving a refreshing and colourful salad? This Blueberry Mandarin Broccoli salad is bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients. With its mouthwatering blueberry balsamic vinaigrette, it makes the perfect healthy and mayo-free summer salad to serve at barbecues and potlucks!

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Mandarin Broccoli Salad

Orange Ground Chicken Rice Bowl

Orange Ground Chicken Rice Bowl by Frugal Nutrition
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This recipe for ground orange chicken is an easy twist on your favorite American-Chinese takeout. Today we’re simplifying every step of this dish and making orange chicken with ground chicken! It’s easy and colorful and pairs great with broccoli and brown rice.

Get the Recipe: Orange Ground Chicken Rice Bowl

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie by Maple Jubilee
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This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is an easy 5 ingredient smoothie recipe that’s super delicious and tastes almost too good to be a smoothie!

Get the Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Cranberry Jello Salad with Mandarins and Pineapple

Cranberry Jello Salad with Mandarins and Pineapple by Xoxo Bella
Photo Credit: Xoxo Bella

This cranberry jello salad is fantastically fruity. It makes a great jello salad for Thanksgiving dinner or for Christmas dinner (or both!) It’s made with juicy fresh cranberries with their sweet tart taste, along with mandarin oranges, pineapple, jello, and more. Although you could serve cranberry orange jello salad as a dessert option, it also makes a nice replacement for canned cranberry sauce, and certainly offers a fresher flavor. This salad is perfect for potlucks and holiday parties with even non-cranberry lover will enjoy it.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Jello Salad with Mandarins and Pineapple

Fruit Sushi (Frushi)

Fruit Sushi (Frushi) by Dinner at the Zoo
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This recipe for Fruit Sushi (Frushi) is a fun and delicious snack or dessert made with lightly sweetened coconut rice and fruit – no special kitchen tools are needed to make it!

Get the Recipe: Fruit Sushi (Frushi)

Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Quinoa and Spinach Salad by Its Not Complicated
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This very easy Quinoa and Spinach Salad is so delicious. As well as being nutrient-dense, it has vibrant colour and the flavoursome tang of citrus. It has a base of nutritious quinoa, with flavour, colour and nutrients added by spring onions, baby spinach, mandarin segments, pomegranate arils and slivered almonds. Enjoy it as a side dish to meat, poultry or fish or a nutritious, meat-free, light meal.

Get the Recipe: Quinoa and Spinach Salad

No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake by Grandbaby Cakes
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This No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake starts with buttery graham cracker crust that’s topped with citrusy sweet and light cream cheese filling then topped with homemade whipped cream. It tastes just like a Creamsicle!! This easy-to-make cheesecake is destined to be the star of picnics and BBQs alike!

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Mandarin and Hallumi Cous Cous Bowl

Mandarin and Hallumi Cous Cous Bowl by Somebody Feed Seb
Photo Credit: Somebody Feed Seb

A filling Halloumi Couscous Bowl with a summery twist! If you’re looking for a new way to eat more halloumi in your life, here’s a lovely recipe for a Halloumi, Chickpea, Mandarin and Rocket Salad all mixed with fluffy honey-flavoured Couscous! A delicious combination for a weekend lunch or to pack for a picnic!

Get the Recipe: Mandarin and Hallumi Cous Cous Bowl

Creamy Fruit Salad

Creamy Fruit Salad by Homemade Hooplah
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A summer-loving fruit salad with mandarin oranges, pineapple, and pears mixed with mini marshmallows and vanilla greek yogurt.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Fruit Salad

Asian Pasta Salad

Asian Pasta Salad by Strength and Sunshine
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The most delicious Asian Pasta Salad recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly! This super easy and flavor-packed cold pasta salad is loaded with bright and crisp fresh veggies and tossed with an amazing soy-free dressing that’s the perfect balance of tangy, sweet, spicy, and umami! Perfect for a potluck or side dish to feed a crowd!

Get the Recipe: Asian Pasta Salad

Spicy Mango Mandarin Smoothie

Spicy Mango Mandarin Smoothie by Oh My Veggies
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This smoothie is creamy and smooth and each sip ends with a punch of cayenne to the taste buds. (If you don’t like spicy, you can use less or omit it altogether though!) It’s a great base for adding other ingredients too. Need some more greens in your diet? Toss a handful or two of spinach into the blender! Want to add some protein to make it a meal smoothie? Vanilla protein powder would be perfect in this.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Mango Mandarin Smoothie

Chinese Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Chinese Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges by What a Girl Eats
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This healthy Chinese chicken salad starts with finely shredded Napa cabbage, then adds chicken, Mandarin oranges, scallions, sesame seeds and almonds. A sweet (but not too sweet) Asian dressing is drizzled on top for the perfect summer salad. With all the flavor of any other ramen chinese chicken salad, this salad is made with less sugar and no ramen noodles so it’s lower in carbs. The cabbage and almonds give it plenty of crunch!

Get the Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad by Feeding your Fam
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This Summer Fruit Salad is stuffed with berries, bananas, kiwi, oranges and topped with an orange ginger dressing. Perfect for all of those outdoor parties under the sun!

Get the Recipe: Summer Fruit Salad

Mandarin Marmalade

Mandarin Marmalade by Pastry Wishes
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This mandarin marmalade is spiced with cinnamon and has a unique, bittersweet flavor! The hint of brandy adds a balance to the sweet and tangy fruit. It’s great on toast for breakfast or over Greek yogurt!

Get the Recipe: Mandarin Marmalade

Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

Mandarin Orange Jello Salad by Amandas Cookin
Photo Credit: Amandas Cookin

This one-pan Mandarin Orange Jello Salad boasts three layers of pretzels, cream cheese, and jello to make up this potluck favorite! It’s like an orange dreamsicle with a twist!

Get the Recipe: Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad by Dinner at the Zoo
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

This recipe for ambrosia salad is a variety of colorful fruit with marshmallows and coconut, tossed in a light and creamy dressing. An easy salad that’s a classic for good reason, people always beg me for the recipe!

Get the Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad by Wholesum Yum
Photo Credit: Wholesum Yum

You’ll love this easy mandarin orange salad with spinach, goat cheese, walnuts, cranberries, and a sweet orange honey vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Mandarin Orange Salad

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I love to share recipes with real ingredients that are both sweet and savory (especially sweet:) My mission with Gimme From Scratch is to inspire you with recipes that will bring your families together in the kitchen. I'm introverted at heart but know how important socializing can be for maintaining good relationships, when writing not only am looking forward to sharing information - It's also building connections between readers who love good food as much as I do!

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