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Mandarin Orange, Gorgonzola and Almond Delight

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars

"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

20 m servings 239 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons reserved mandarin orange juice, oil, and vinegar.
  3. 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


Per Serving: 239 calories; 17.3 g fat; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 8.8 g protein; 30 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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...

A great salad, we loved the gorgonzola. I used 4T of reserve juice to make the dressing more citrus flavored.

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 compli...

Excellent salad. A bit heavy on gorgonzola. Next time I'll reduce by half.

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...

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!

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.

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 - nee...

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....