The Ultimate Dallas Salad: Neiman Marcus Mandarin Orange Souffle

(Photography by Kevin Marple)
Neiman Marcus Mandarin Orange Souffle. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

This sassy molded gelatin salad with Mandarin orange slices, created by Helen Corbitt, has been served at the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus since the late 1950s. Would you like to try your hand at creating it? We’ve got the recipe right this way.


  • Lori Foster

    I asked for this recipe years ago when I was in the restaurant and they were kind enough to give it to me. It’s yummy and not hard to make. The recipe calls for individual molds but it can also be done in one large mold.

  • Deborah Young


    So great that you posted about this soufflé! This is a staple item on my holiday tables – just wonderful. The recipe does appear in the 1st NM cookbook………

    • sharon

      Apparently Helen did not wish to share this recipe early on. I have two of her cookbooks from 1957 and 1974. Neither included the orange soufflé recipe.

  • sharon

    Has anyone tried using the mini bundt pans for the molds? (They’re like cupcake tins.)