The pairing of chicken, oranges and blue cheese along with a homemade orange dressing is magical. I have made this with and without the grilled chicken. Feta is also good in this salad in place of the gorgonzola.
- 3/4 cup walnut halves
- 10 ounces mixed salad greens with arugula
- 1 can mandarin oranges or 2 cutie pie oranges
- 1/2 cup sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Place the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, toss the toasted walnuts, salad greens, oranges, cranberries and red onion.
In a large jar with a lid, mix the olive oil, vegetable oil, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, mustard, oregano, and pepper. Seal jar, and shake to mix.
Divide the salad greens mixture into individual servings. To serve, sprinkle with Gorgonzola cheese, and drizzle with the dressing mixture.
Yes Foodgawker will definitely be seeing you any day now. This photo is so gorgeous and colorful! This salad sounds full of goodies for the body. I love it!
Thanks so much Tia! I actually posted that by mistake! I was working on it and was in the process of getting different photos and I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden it was posted! I did repost with different photos and then I realized I had a typo in my heading and I wasn’t about to repost the 3rd time! lol
Yum! Any salad with fruit and blue cheese… Love this one lady!!!
Thanks so much! The dressing that goes with it is awesome – this is one of my favorite salads.
Yum and healthy 🙂 did you make the grilled chicken or buy it? Because I”m always so lazy at grilling my own chicken breasts~
Thanks Daisy! I grilled the chicken. I use our grill year-round, even when it is below 30 and snowing!
Hahaha really? 🙂 wow ~ I probably should start using mine too ~ Thanks for sharing!
This salad has all my favorites, lovely presentation.
Thank you so much Norma.
I love the color on the salad — again, great photos!
Thanks Danny for the nice compliment.
That looks so tasty! Yum.
Thank you, it is really good.
This salad is a real meal. Yum!
Yes, it’s filling and delicious.
I make a similar salad and will be trying gorgonzola the next time. Great photo…makes me want to grab a fork.
Thank you Karen for the nice compliment.
Lovely and very refreshing salad, so glad I spotted your blog!
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Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by my blog.
This looks delicious! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. It is delicious and healthy – a great combination!
You know it’s a winner when a photo of a salad make your tummy rumble! ~Ruth
Thanks Ruth! May your tummy rumble no more! Have a great weekend!
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Now this looks yummy!!
Hi 🙂 Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow.
I will be visiting more often. I need to try more recipes
Ahhh .. thank you .. I hope you enjoy them!!
This is beautiful. I just want to sit and stare at it for awhile, but I have to keep stopping to wipe the drool off my chin! 🙂
lol that’s funny – yes, it’s really good and the dressing makes it!