This is an easy and flavorful citrus salad. The cheese makes it great, so use as much as you wish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons reserved mandarin orange juice, oil, and vinegar.

  • In a large salad bowl, toss together the toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, mixed salad greens, and Gorgonzola cheese. Just before serving, pour dressing on salad, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

238.9 calories; 8.8 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 30 mg cholesterol; 299.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great salad Paula. Very light and healthy. I cut the gorgonzola to 3/4c. Since my family loves citrus I diced up two fresh oranges and used 4T of that juice in the dressing. Yummy. I believe the fresh oranges added a nice texture and more flavor than the mandarin. You could also substitute toasted pecans to really enhance the fresh orange flavor. Thanks for providing a recipe that can be very versatile! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This was easy to make but I didn't really think it had great flavor. I had to add a lot more of the reserved juice to get even a little hint of flavor. Read More
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78 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great salad Paula. Very light and healthy. I cut the gorgonzola to 3/4c. Since my family loves citrus I diced up two fresh oranges and used 4T of that juice in the dressing. Yummy. I believe the fresh oranges added a nice texture and more flavor than the mandarin. You could also substitute toasted pecans to really enhance the fresh orange flavor. Thanks for providing a recipe that can be very versatile! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great salad Paula. Very light and healthy. I cut the gorgonzola to 3/4c. Since my family loves citrus I diced up two fresh oranges and used 4T of that juice in the dressing. Yummy. I believe the fresh oranges added a nice texture and more flavor than the mandarin. You could also substitute toasted pecans to really enhance the fresh orange flavor. Thanks for providing a recipe that can be very versatile! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
A great salad we loved the gorgonzola. I used 4T of reserve juice to make the dressing more citrus flavored. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Fantastic! My husband loves Gorgonzola but I admit that I do not. Yet I went ahead and made the salad fully expecting to hate it. The flavors balance each other in such a tremendously complimentary way that the strong Gorgonzola taste is not compromised but enhanced by the sweetness of the oranges and the nuttiness of the almonds. What I expected to hate will be a keeper in my summer salad repertoire. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad. A bit heavy on gorgonzola. Next time I'll reduce by half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad! Due to the oranges I served it for a Holiday Dinner Party but would be great during Summer too. Very easy to prepare. I did what others suggested and reduced the Gorgonzola cheese amount by 25%. It was fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This was delicious! Make sure and throw this all together right before you serve it so your lettuce doesn't get wilty. I used balsamic vinegar instead and it was still great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This was easy to make but I didn't really think it had great flavor. I had to add a lot more of the reserved juice to get even a little hint of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
My family and I thought this was just an average salad but that may be my fault. I did not have any gorgonzola cheese and just used feta. Also I thought the dressing was a little bland - needed more mandarin orange juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A really pretty and tasty salad. I recommend using spinach for the base for a variation. I also added a pinch of sugar to the dressing. Good with Quesa Fresca instead of the Gorgonzola also. Thanks! Read More
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