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Gorgonzola Garden Salad

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Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Salads

Gorgonzola is a special treat, and it enhances the dark raisins, walnuts, and mandarin oranges in this salad.

Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens or torn butter crunch or romaine lettuce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) mandarin orange sections, well drained
  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced celery
  • 4 thin slices red or sweet white onion, separated into rings
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup dark raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bottled nonfat or low-fat raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

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Directions:

  1. Arrange 2 cups of the salad greens on each of 4 salad plates. Top the lettuce on each plate with a quarter of the mandarin oranges, 2 tablespoons of celery, and a quarter of the onion rings. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon each of cheese, raisins, and if desired, walnuts.
  2. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the dressing over each salad, and serve immediately.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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