Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yummy Salad for Dinner or Picnics

This salad was not only beautiful but extremely tasty.  It was easy to make and perfect for picnics. I used bagged Italian greens by Dole and I made sure I drained the oranges thoroughly and towel dried the strawberries before added to the salad. I also think blueberries would have been a delicious addition.  I will add them next time. 

Salad with Fruit and Gorgonzola
Lettuce - Bag of Dole Italian Blend or a mixture of your favorite lettuces
2-3 oz Gorgonzola Cheese
6 oz mandarin oranges (Dole has best flavor and the segments are whole)
1-2 cups strawberries, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
Kraft Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Prepare sugared walnuts:
Place sugar and walnuts in small skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar melts and coats nuts. Place on wax paper to cool.

Assemble salad:
Place lettuce in bowl and toss with half of the fruit and cheese. If you are going to eat salad immediately, you can toss in some of the dressing. Top salad with remaining fruit and cheese along with the walnuts. Drizzle on additional dressing.  If salad is to be eaten at a later time, dressing can be added upon serving, it is still delicious.

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