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Summer Salad with Dried Cranberries, Fresh Fruit, Gorgonzola Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette


The Gourmandize Team

Fresh fruit, mixed greens, dried cranberries, tangy gorgonzola and toasted pecans make up this wholesome light salad that's perfect for summer meals.

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (34 Votes)


  • Salad:
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup seasonal fruit
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Servings 3
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

For the dressing, combine the balsamic vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and salt, then gradually add the olive oil while whisking constantly. Once emulsified, add pepper to taste.

Or add all ingredients to a mason jar, close tightly with the lid and shake until the ingredients are combined.

Step 2

Toss the greens in a small amount of dressing.

Step 3

Put the salad greens in the middle and sprinkle the remaining ingredients on top. Add more dressing, if desired.

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  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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