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Mandarin Orange, Gorgonzola and Almond Delight

Mandarin Orange, Gorgonzola and Almond Delight

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

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  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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.
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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 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!


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 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!