This recipe was inspired by a visit to a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. I loved it so much I ran back to my hotel room and wrote down everything I could remember was in it. It's a beautiful salad with a light dressing and has lots of texture and color. The dressing took some experimenting, but I think it turned out just right.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Blend olive oil, sugar, orange juice, poppy seeds, minced onion, Dijon mustard, orange zest, and salt in a blender until smooth.

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  • Toss salad greens, green onions, avocado, green apple, goat cheese, cranberries, golden raisins, mandarin oranges, and walnuts together in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle dressing over the salad; toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

I would recommend putting just enough dressing (approximately 1/4 cup) on the salad ingredients. Too much salad dressing doesn't work very well.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 7.5mg 3% DV; sodium 165mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
This recipe is a family favorite. It is a MUST HAVE at every family reunion. Make a double batch or the people at the end of the line won't get any:o). Read More