Onion Orange Salad Recipe
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Onion Orange Salad Recipe

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Tongues tingle after tasting all the bold flavors in this delightful salad. It's an eye-catching dish that's delicious and beautiful. -Zita Wilensky, North Miami, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 8 cups torn spinach or mixed greens
  • 3 medium oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. On a serving platter or individual plates, arrange greens, oranges and onion. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Onion Orange Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p33

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PlainsJaneIndy User ID: 7997103 30841
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"This has been a staple of mine since 1996, the combination seemed so unbelievable that I just had to try it, and oh my goodness. Absolutely a keeper. I use rice vinegar ("Unflavored" type) and I "candy" the almonds (brown the almonds in 1/4-1/2 stick of butter and 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar - watch super carefully since it burns quickly and then they're molten hot and put on waxed paper or aluminum foil to cool, breaking/spreading apart before they cool or you'll have a big glom of stuff. Watch your fingers, this is serious molten hot stuff). I serve this at holiday meals it's so appreciated. Enjoy.

PS: I'm trying something as I write, (the reason I'm looking up the recipe): Just marinating the oranges in the dressing and blue cheese then if I have spinach on hand or not it can be enjoyed.
By the way a really nice quality blue cheese I found is "Danamark" brand Danish Blue which I find at Sam's & Costco. It's packaged in a larger navy blue 1/2 round container. The quality of oranges is very important too, bitter oranges really affect the end product."

SusanH54 User ID: 6442199 17350
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"This salad is great -- as they say -- it's a keeper! Enjoyed it very much -- you could also use pecans or walnuts."

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