Mandarin Orange Avocado Salad

Just makes you feel all kinds of happy when the sun is out for a brief moment in rainy gray Seattle April! 🌦Sunny citrus 🍊salad with sweet orange vinaigrette, gorgonzola, avocado 🥑and toasted walnuts. Makes 4 side salad servings 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups spinach
  • 3 mandarin oranges peeled send sectioned
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced or cubed
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup walnut halves

 Dressing:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs orange juice
  • 3 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp dried herbs-oregano or basil

Directions

  1. Toast walnuts in a dry skillet for a few minutes, tossing, until fragrant and golden.
  2. layer salad in order listed on each plate
  3. prepare salad dressing by shaking ain a lidded container or mason jar
  4. Drizzle about 2 Tbs dressing on each plate