Mandarin Orange, Gorgonzola and Almond Delight Recipe -
Mandarin Orange, Gorgonzola and Almond Delight Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This was easy to make but I didn't really think it had great flavor. I had to add a lot more of the reserved juice to get even a little hint of flavor.


73 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

A great salad, we loved the gorgonzola. I used 4T of reserve juice to make the dressing more citrus flavored.

Jul 13, 2003

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!

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent salad. A bit heavy on gorgonzola. Next time I'll reduce by half.

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent salad! Due to the oranges, I served it for a Holiday Dinner Party, but would be great during Summer too. Very easy to prepare. I did what others suggested and reduced the Gorgonzola cheese amount by 25%. It was fabulous!

Jul 13, 2003

This was delicious! Make sure and throw this all together right before you serve it so your lettuce doesn't get wilty. I used balsamic vinegar instead and it was still great!

Jan 25, 2004

A really pretty and tasty salad. I recommend using spinach for the base for a variation. I also added a pinch of sugar to the dressing. Good with Quesa Fresca instead of the Gorgonzola, also. Thanks!


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

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

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