Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad

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  • Published Feb 7th
  • Ready In5m
  • Servings4
  • Calories505
I first made this salad for my family's Thanksgiving dinner several years ago as a starter, and it was a big hit. This recipe was inspired after I had some pear and walnut salad at a restaurant. Since I'm a busy professional woman and don't have lots of time to cook, I wanted to make something quick and easy, yet tasty, using premade ingredients you can find at regular grocery stores.

Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad for 4 servings:

  • 1 (5.5 ounce) package mixed salad greens with spinach
  • 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup glazed walnuts
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry vinaigrette salad dressing, or to taste

Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In5m

To cook Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Cranberry, Glazed Walnut, Orange, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad easily:

  1. 1 Place the salad greens into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with dried cranberries, walnuts, mandarin orange sections, blue cheese, and avocado chunks. Drizzle the salad with the dressing, toss, and serve.

Notes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 505 calories; 29.8 grams of fat; 54.3 grams of carbohydrates; 10.7 grams of protein; 19 milligrams of cholesterol; 585 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 19th 2013

    This was fantastic and loved by all. I made this for our Christmas get together with family. Delicious. Will do again to be sure!

  2. Apr 1st 2011

    This is a delicious salad! I have been making a salad similar to this, however, I use feta cheese, fresh apple chunks, and Maple Grove Fat-Free Cranberry Balsamic Salad Dressing because I ha ...

  3. Dec 23rd 2010

    VERY TASTY. We didn't have mandarin oranges on hand and it still tasted good, but I'm sure it would have been even better with the oranges. If any of you have tasted the California Citrus Sa ...

  4. Aug 29th 2010

    Like the intro to this recipe mentions, I too am a busy professional woman, so it seemed like a good choice. The salad was tasty and involves lots of "fancy" ingredients. Next time I would d ...

  5. Jan 27th 2010

    A wonderful, easy salad. I made this for Christmas dinner and it was gone. I left out the avocado and it was fine without it. I used Brianna's Blush Wine Vinagrette dressing, which is one ...

  6. Jan 22nd 2010

    FANTASIC!

  7. Jan 15th 2010

    good salad, served it on Christmas for 20 people, got great feedback! however, i could not find the dressing suggested in the recipe, so i used some rasberry vinegrette i had on hand, i thi ...

  8. Dec 9th 2009

    Fantastic and Easy! We used goat cheese instead of blue cheese, but still amazing!

  9. Nov 29th 2009

    This salad is awesome, soooo good! Grandpa even had seconds! Yummy