Apple Avocado Salad with Mandarin Orange Dressing

I love a good salad!  My favorite salads always include fresh leafy greens (obviously), some sort of fruit, nuts (preferably candied) and a good cheese.  This salad has all of those things with the added bonus of avocado and a homemade dressing.  This is a really good salad.  You should try it. 
Here it goes…
Apple Avocado Salad
10 ounces leafy greens
1/2 cup candied walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 apple, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Mandarin Orange Dressing
1 (11oz.) jar mandarin oranges, drained
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 t. lemon zest
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Juice the lemon into a small bowl and set aside.
Puree the mandarin oranges in a food processor until they turn to juice.
Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, clove of garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to the food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Slice the avocado and apple just before serving.
In a large bowl toss together the baby greens, walnuts, Gorgonzola, apples and avocados. 
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and enjoy

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  1. 1
    Colleen says:

    Did you use an egg slicer to chop your avocado and apples, or are you really that perfect a chopper? I can't wait to try this recipe! I'm so excited you put it on here!

  2. 2
    Allie says:

    I actually have an avocado slicer. One end of it scoops the pit out and the other end slices. It is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. I think mine came from Williams-Sonoma. Tell your husband it would make a great stocking stuffer ;)

  3. 3
    heather says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. 4
    heather says:

    Oh, my comment posted! Yay! I was going to say the same thing as Colleen….your apples are sliced so perfectly! What the heck is sticking out of your lemon?

  5. 5
    Allie says:

    I used the avocado slicer for the avocados but the apples I did myself :) The thing sticking out of the lemon is a juicer. You twist it in and squeeze the juice out. You can keep the lemon in your fridge and squeeze as needed. Oh and it keeps the seeds in. Cool, huh!?!

  6. 6
    Cindy M says:

    Yummy, I'm making this tonight!