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Avocado, Blood Orange, and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles

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Avocado, Blood Orange, and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles
Nutrition Facts
1 serving per container
Serving size 1 serving (204g)
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 9g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g 0%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 260mg 48%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contriburtes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Sweet and satisfying this salad made with pears, oranges and avocados is a fresh add-on to any meal! Drizzled with a dressing made from blood orange juice, oregano and chipotle powder, it will have your taste buds watering! Beyond being delicious, the healthy avocado featured in this recipe is sodium and cholesterol free, and contributes nearly 20 nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and phytonutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T. fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 T. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/4 t. Mexican oregano
  • 1 pinch chipotle powder
  • 1 ea. blood orange, segmented
  • 1 ea. Anjou pear, peeled, cored, & sliced into 8 wedges
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, pitted, peeled, & sliced into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 ea. small red onion, thinly sliced rings
  • 5 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/4 c. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, blood orange juice, oregano, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder until well combined.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together the blood orange segments, pears, avocados, and red onions.
  3. Divide the spinach into 4 individual serving dishes. Top each with the blood orange and avocado mixture. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with gorgonzola crumbles.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Avocado, Blood Orange, and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles
    Amount Per Serving 4
    Calories 410 Calories from Fat 0
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 37g 48%
    Saturated Fat 6g 32%
    Trans Fat 0g  
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Cholesterol 5mg 2%
    Sodium 690mg 30%
    Total Carbohydrates 19g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
    Total Sugars 9g  
      Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
    Protein 4g 0%
    Vitamin A 0mg 0%
    Vitamin C 0mg 0%
    Vitamin D 0mg 0%
    Calcium 102mg 8%
    Iron 2mg 10%
    Potassium 260mg 48%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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