Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Limoneira Blood Orange Spring Salad with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous because I got to spend it with my mother. We stayed home, sat by the fire, read magazines, watched movies, talked and enjoyed one anothers' company. All in all a very relaxing and restful weekend. 

Recently I made this scrumptious salad using blood oranges that I received from Limoneira.   I love citrus fruit but typically only eat it as a snack. But when I was asked by  Limoneira if I would like to try a few different kinds of their oranges I though perhaps I would try a few new recipes as well. This blood orange salad was one of the things I came up with. 

Blood Orange Salad with Blue Cheese and Pecans
Serves 2 

1 blood oranges peeled and sliced
11/2 handfuls of spinach
11/2handfuls of spring mix
1/4 of a small red onion sliced in rings
1/4 cup toasted pecans
2 ounces of blue cheese

In a large bowl mix the salad greens then arrange on plate, add onion rings. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and blue cheese, then arrange orange slices. Drizzle with dressing. 

Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Place olive oil, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup with salt and pepper to taste in a screw top jar and shake to combine. 

This salad is refreshing and a great recipe to add to your Spring table. The sweet blood oranges, with the creamy, slightly salty blue cheese and the crunchy nuts are a delicious combination. 

I hope that you have a great day!


  1. I have everything but the blood oranges, maybe I can find them this afternoon while I'm out erranding. Looks so good. xx's

  2. This looks and sounds fabulous Elizabeth. I adore a good salad.
    Hope your week will be great. Enjoy your visit with your beautiful mother. There is nothing like time together.
    I do miss my mum.

    Helen xx

  3. Hi Elizabeth... I think that people either love blue cheese or hate it. I LOVE it - this salad looks fabulous. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  4. Looks truly delicious,and I know is oh so healthy!

    GO SEE MY CARROT CAKE.........are you old enough to recall THE SILVER PALATE cookbook!
    THAT is the recipe I used.................XX


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