Aug 092012
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Kona Salad

Yield: 8

Kona Salad

Mixed greens, Maytag blue cheese, fresh fruit, red onions, and smoked almonds with a citrus vinaigrette.


  1. 3 unpeeled Asian pears, cored and thinly sliced
  2. 9 cups (1-pound bag) spring mix or gourmet lettuce mix
  3. 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  4. 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  5. 3/4 cup smoked almonds, chopped into large pieces
  6. 6 tablespoons orange juice
  7. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  8. 1 teaspoon sugar
  9. 1/2 cup canola oil
  10. 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  11. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, gently toss pears, salad greens, cheese, onions and nuts.
  2. Mix orange juice, rice vinegar and sugar. Whisk in oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour liquid over salad, toss and serve.