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Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

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What is not to love about this mixed greens, fresh mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola cheese?  It is all dressed up with a honey-mustard vinaigrette that gives it a gourmet taste.

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

Satsumas are at the top of my winter fruit list and each year I watch for them to appear in the produce section.  They are sweet, juicy, easy to peel and segment.  Plus, there is the bonus of no seeds!  

There seems to be some question as to whether this sweet citrus fruit originated in China or Japan, although they have acquired the name ‘Satsuma’ which is the name of a province in Japan.  I don’t care where they are from just as long as they get to my table!

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

This salad combines the Satsuma segments with mixed greens and fresh mint. 

The roasted pecans and spicy onion rings add a nice crunch.  We chose to use Gorgonzola cheese for it’s creamy goodness and mild taste. 

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

The smooth vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment to this salad with the sweetness of the honey and tangy lemon juice.  It is simple to prepare in a small mason jar with a lid.  

Just add the ingredients, cover and shake. 🙂 Or you can use a mini food processor for an effortless process that will emulsify the ingredients into a thicker dressing. 

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

I hope you enjoy this Satsuma salad while this fruit is still in season. 

More ideas for salads with fruit:  

Baby Kale Salad with Blueberries and Blue Cheese     

Couscous, Arugula Salad with Pomegranates   

Black Rice-Mango Salad

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Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mint and Satsuma Salad with Gorgonzola

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A salad with mixed greens and fresh mint combined with Satsumas and gorgonzola cheese and finished with a honey-mustard vinaigrette.

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 5 ounce fresh mixed salad greens
  • 2 ounces fresh mint leaves (about 1 cup, packed)
  • 4-5 medium Satsuma tangerines, peeled and segmented
  • 3/4 cup roasted pecans
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

For the Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large shallow salad bowl, add the mixed greens and fresh mint leaves and toss to combine. Add the Satsuma segments, pecans, onion rings and crumbled gorgonzola.

For the Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette:

  1. Add the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, honey, salt, pepper and oil to a pint jar put the lid on and shake it to combine. Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad, toss to combine.
  2. Alternatively, prepare the salad onto 4 salad plates and drizzle a tablespoon (or more) on each plate.

Notes

Using a mini-food processor is another option for preparing the vinaigrette dressing. It will be emulsified into a thicker dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 582mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Sharon @ Savormania

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

I've never tried satsuma, is it the same as clementines and mandarines? This salad looks delicious, I can't wait to give it a try!

Pat

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

Hi, Sharon....Satsuma tangerines may be sweeter but I believe that satsumas, clementines and mandarines are all in the same family of citrus. I hope you try the salad it is delicious. :) Thanks for your comments.

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