This easy salad is perfect for a hot day and it is very filling. You wouldn't think this mixture of apples, avocados, blue cheese, and tangerine dressing would go together, but it's wonderful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the baby greens, red onion, walnuts, blue cheese, and lemon zest. Mix in the apple and avocado just before serving.

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  • In a container with a lid, mix the mandarin orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Drizzle over the salad as desired.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 3.4mg 1% DV; sodium 73.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (87)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
I love this salad. My company loved this salad. The only thing i did differently was not to juice the mandarin oranges. I used canned mandarins and purreed them in my hand chopper. Tasted delicious in the salad. Also added 1 tsp of honey to the dressing. Great flavour combo's in this salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2010
I used less lettuce and more apple and I candied pecans by toasting them with brown sugar and bourbon. I found the dressing rather sweet. Strangely the blue cheese was completely drowned out by it. If I make it again I won't use any onion as I found it clashed with the rest of the flavours. Read More
(7)
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
I love this salad. My company loved this salad. The only thing i did differently was not to juice the mandarin oranges. I used canned mandarins and purreed them in my hand chopper. Tasted delicious in the salad. Also added 1 tsp of honey to the dressing. Great flavour combo's in this salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2005
this is a good recipe although i baked my walnuts w/ brown sugar and grand marnier for 15 minutes at 200 until crunchy.. fantastic Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2005
This salad was good but it didn't taste like I thought it would. I made 3 changes. 1. I added salt & pepper to the dressing to give it a bit more flavor. 2. I also used canned mandarin oranges instead of nectarines. 3. Instead of 1/2 a lemon I used the juice of a whole lemon. All of the tastes together was very interesting. I paired it with a very spicy chicken dish I prepared. It was a nice cool salad paired with a spicy dish. I will probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2005
This was great! I didn't exactly follow directions though. I used romano lettuce fetta cheese walnuts tomatoes and avacado just thrown together with this dressing. The dressing was fabulous and it can be used with any salad as I proved with my random concoction.:) Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2006
WOW!! This salad rules! Light and totally flavorful. I also used candied walnuts-pan toasted with grand marnier and splenda brown sugar.Yummo!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2005
Everyone loved this salad! I used feta instead of blue cheese and people raved! The dressing was great but I would use one orange instead of two. The lemony flavor of it is what makes it so good. Great combination of flavors though nuts in salad are always great! Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2004
I brought this to a big pot-luck dinner party and everyone was talking about it. They all wanted to know who made the salad. Everyone agreed that it was a really unique combination but that all the flavors really worked well together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
The perfect salad to accompany a dinner for guests. I added more avocado than indicated but that's my preference. Also I candied the walnuts. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
This received raves when I served... I was very surprised how well the tangerine juice mixed with the Olive Oil. I juiced a number of tangerines to make this and found a lot of dressing leftover - not sure why. Anyhow this will be used again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2010
I used less lettuce and more apple and I candied pecans by toasting them with brown sugar and bourbon. I found the dressing rather sweet. Strangely the blue cheese was completely drowned out by it. If I make it again I won't use any onion as I found it clashed with the rest of the flavours. Read More
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