Recipe by Ella
"After having a similar salad at a restaurant I had to try to re-create it."
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romaine lettuce, chopped
balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
crumbled blue cheese
mangos, peeled and sliced
avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
This combination of ingredients came to their best fruition when eaten together. I took this to a dinner party and it easily fed 30 people who went back for extras. I received endless compliments. I stuck to the recipe except that I doubled the amount of romaine (which substantially increased the volume), added some carrot shreds, and made my own balsalmic dressing. To the vinegar I added cumin, fresh ginger, and seasoning salt, and whisked these all with olive oil. After tossing, I garnished the salad with edible flowers. The presentation was impressive and would have been as awe-inspiring minus the flowers, simply because of the beautiful array of fruit colors. I cannot wait to make this salad again when I have the crowd to serve it to or the special occasion on which to share this delicious salad.
I took it to a football tailgaiting party and it was a hit. I used goat cheese and it was delicious.
Actually I want to give 4.5 stars. It doesn't get the final 1/2 star as I like a bit more bite of chilliness in a salad like this. So this is MY personal taste opinion. This is very good and is the second most popular salady item on the menu in our Café
ohh this was so good! I had to skip the blue cheese and pistachios since I didn't have any but I can only imagine how much more awesome this would be with them. I made my own dressing with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a little honey, plus sprinkled the whole salad with lemon juice, salt and pepper. I used fresh field greens and arugula instead of romaine for extra nutritional punch. this is a definite keeper!
This is a perfect salad for a hot day. The combination of fruits is delicious and well worth the effort.
Oh my goodness, this salad is amazing. I am not partial to blue cheese so I used feta and I used tangerines instead of oranges. I also didn't use the lettuce or dressing because I wanted a more decorative side salad. This salad is simply bursting with flavors. I sprinkled a little stevia over the grapefruits to take the edge off as well. I could see making this salad with fish or chicken or even for a brunch with eggs and salmon. Awesome!
This is an awesome recipe! I have yet to try it with Pistachio's though. I'm not really a fan of nuts in my salads :( I do use feta in place of the blue cheese, as I am the only one that likes blue in our house. This makes for a wonderful springtime or summer salad with all of the wonderful colors. I love this with a nice spring mix or with a romaine/spinach mixture. My favorite dressing to serve with this is Citrus Vinaigrette by Maple Grove Farms.
You cannot go wrong with avocado salad with such twist!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mango, Orange, Grapefruit, Avocado, and Pistachio Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 232
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