- Dish type
- Green salad
A delicious salad that is bursting with flavour. This dish is made with mixed greens, oranges, red onions, walnuts, citrus dressing and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
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- 90g walnut halves
- 285g mixed salad greens with wild rocket
- 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 150ml orange juice
- 4 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:20min
- Place the walnuts in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, toss the toasted walnuts, salad greens, oranges 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.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(242)
Reviews in English (196)
by Crystal S
Light, refreshing and perfect for a summer salad.... The citrus vinaigrette was a nice touch - will definitely make again. Update - made this the 2nd time and used walnut oil in place of the vegetable oil. Using the walnut oil made all the difference, moved this salad from wonderful to outstanding!!!-23 Nov 2009
This salad is to die for! After making it a few times I have found what works best for us. I added a bit less OJ (1/4 cup less, be sure to use fresh squeezed), half the sugar and I use brown not white, and added half a clove of crushed garlic to give it a kick. Added some salt and a bit more Dijon (1TBS) as well. I also used mandarin oranges in a pinch they will work as well. Sometimes I use pecans and chevre cheese in place of walnuts and gorgonzola. Both are excellent. Heaven.-16 Feb 2006
The best part of this recipe is the dressing. The salad ingredients can be modified to suit one's taste. I was looking for an arugula salad recipe that tasted like a salad I had at a local restaurant. With a few substitutes in toppings, this salad was very similar in flavor, but a lot less expensive than the restaurant version. I like to sometimes use sliced fresh pears instead of oranges, omit the onions, use glazed pecans instead of walnuts, and use goat cheese instead of the Gorgonzola. However, I use the dressing as is. Excellent!-10 Dec 2005