Avocado, apple and mandarin salad

    20 min

    The perfect salad for a warm summer's day. Mixed greens are tossed with walnuts, blue cheese, lemon zest, apple and avocado in a citrusy mandarin dressing.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 285g mixed salad greens
    • 4 tablespoons chopped red onion
    • 55g walnuts, chopped
    • 45g blue cheese, crumbled
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 4 mandarins or clementines, juiced
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, toss together the mixed 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 juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil and salt. Drizzle over the salad as desired.

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    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.  -  02 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is a good recipe although i baked my walnuts w/ brown sugar and grand marnier for 15 minutes at 200 until crunchy.. fantastic  -  03 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  04 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)