Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing Recipe -
Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Apple Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.

Jan 28, 2011

The citrus vinaigrette is a nice counterbalance to the salad, providing just a touch of needed acidity to the richness of the salad componets. I did add a pinch of sugar despite having used a meyer lemon (could have been the oranges that were less sweet than expected), but otherwise followed the recipe. ~Tip to take the 'bite' out of raw red onion : Blanch sliced onion 15-20 sec in boiling water, then shock in ice water; chop as needed~. Thanks Donna.

Jun 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

Aug 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.

Feb 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. :)

Jan 16, 2006

WOW !! This salad rules! Light,and totally flavorful. I also used candied walnuts-pan toasted with grand marnier and splenda brown sugar.Yummo!!

May 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!


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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