May 14, 2013

Orange and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Gorgonzola

A perfect light salad for lunch.

Something about Spring and the warmer weather that puts me in such a GREAT mood. It also makes me crave more salads, and this simple salad is a favorite of mine, I make this all the time for myself.

I love the combination of the sweet, juicy oranges mixed with the peppery arugula and the pungent taste of the creamy Gorgonzola cheese, they work together harmoniously. My husband doesn't agree; he is not a fan of Gorgonzola at all so I usually make this for myself for lunch. If you want to make this for two or four, just multiply the ingredients. If you're like my husband and don't care for Gorgonzola, you could use goat cheese or feta instead.

Orange, Red Onion, Gorgonzola and Arugula Salad
Servings: 1 • Size: about 2 cups • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 196 • Fat: 10.5 g • Carb: 18.5 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 294 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 20 mg


  • 1 small orange, peeled, and sectioned
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby greens such as arugula and spinach
  • 3 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola cheese (blue cheese works great too)
  • 2 - 3 slices red onion (to taste)

Take 2 sections of the orange and squeeze into a small bowl, whisk in the balsamic, oil, honey, salt and pepper.

Cut the remaining orange sections into bite sized pieces.

Place the baby greens on a plate, then top with cut orange pieces, sliced red onion and Gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and enjoy!!


  1. Awesome! This is a $10 salad when I buy this out in Manhattan and it's not even half as good as making it yourself.

  2. OMG this looks AMAZING! Can't wait to try it!

  3. This looks fantastic! So refreshing!

  4. I hit the print button on this one right away! So refreshing and happy to have thisadded to my lunch menu. Thanks!

  5. I'm eating it for lunch right now! Delicious!


  6. This salad look delicious...could I sub goat cheese for the gorganzola?

  7. Goat cheese, blue cheese, feta cheese would all work well with this salad.

  8. mmmmm definitely going to try this one!

  9. This is still one of my favorite salads to make, always a hit!

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  11. I made this twice this week already! Perfect timing, because my home grown arugula is ready for picking. Thanks for posting!

  12. We made this last night and it was wonderful. Topped with grilled chicken breasts for a complete meal. Tonight we'll be making your zucchini lasagna which I've made before and was a huge hit. I can't tell enough people about this blog. Thanks!

  13. This salad is amazing! Perfect for lunch and filling!


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