Mar 16, 2009

Blood Orange Salad with Gorgonzola, Pecans and Baby Greens




I love blood oranges! These oranges are originally from Sicily, but have become quite popular here in the US, if your lucky enough to find blood oranges where you live buy them, if not, regular oranges would do. This makes a great light lunch loaded with vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

Blood Orange Salad with Gorgonzola, Pecans and Baby Greens
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6 • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories:
283.8 • Fat: 22.5 g • Protein: 6.3 g • Carb: 16.4 g • Fiber: 4.4 g • Sugar: 13.1 g Sodium: 263.1 mg

Ingredients:
  • 3 blood oranges, skinned and chopped
  • 2 blood orange, juiced
  • 5 cups baby greens like arugula or baby spinach
  • 4 oz gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper

Directions:
    For the vinaigrette, combine about 1/3 cup orange juice, olive oil, shallots, balsamic, salt and pepper in a small glass jar and shake vigorously.

    Place baby greens and gorgonzola in a large salad bowl and toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat. Divide greens on 6 individual salad plates and top with oranges and sprinkle chopped nuts. Drizzle with a little more vinaigrette and serve immediately.
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    9 comments :

    1. Yum, yum, yummy! I have some blood oranges leftover from that wonderful sorbet I made last week!

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    2. I love blood oranges, too! Excellent recipe!

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    3. Great salad! I love blood oranges too! Thanks for ANOTHER great recipe!

      :) tj

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    4. I love blood oranges, they have such great flavor. This is a really pretty salad!

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    5. i'm so excited to try this salad and blood oranges! THANK YOU!

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    6. I really want to try this one. It looks great!

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    7. Ah! This looks so yum! I've gotta try it. I notice that a handful of your recipes call for balsamic, white-wine and red-wine vinegars. I've never really dabbled with those types of vinegars. Which brand do you use/recommend?

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    8. Wow, I'm not stuck on any particular brand, I use all brands. They all taste so different. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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