Avocado and Gorgonzola Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

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Creamy avocado, pungent blue cheese, sweet onions, and juicy tomatoes. This is one of my favorite salads to throw together. Dried fruits, like cherry or cranberry, and toasted nuts could also be added to create a wonderful salad with variety of textures and flavours.

Parmesan VinaigretteSalad
  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 45 g Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 50 g Field salad leaves
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and diced
  • 80 g Gorgonzola cheese, diced
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and thinly shredded
  • 1/2 Red onion, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, cut into wedges
  • Some dried cherries
  1. Whisk all ingredients until creamy and smooth. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, place field salad leaves, diced avocado, Gorgonzola, shredded carrot, red onion and tomato wedges. Drizzle with Parmesan vinaigrette and toss gently. Divide the salad in two serving plates, then sprinkle the dried cherries over.

Last, but not the least, I want to thank two lovely ladies, Eva at DAILY DOSES OF SUGAR, and Parsley Sage from The Deep Dish for passing two wonderful blog awards to me. Thank you!


77 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/4/11 13:52

Scrumptious and lipsmackingly good!

Cheers,

Rosa

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5 Star Foodie 14/4/11 13:55

The combination of avocado and gorgonzola is excellent and I also like the dried cherry addition here!

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girlichef 14/4/11 14:01

I love these bold flavors! The vinaigrette sounds like a great one to keep around for other things, too. Delicious salad :D

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tinytearoom 14/4/11 14:03

this is a gorgeous colourful healthy salad. the vinaigrette recipe looks delicious. I'll have to try it the next time I'm making a salad.

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Angela@RecipesFromMyMom 14/4/11 14:14

I would love this salad, especially with a few pecans sprinkles on top. The dressing is perfect.

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BusyWorkingMama 14/4/11 14:20

That looks delicious! Saw your recipe post on twitter - I love trying new recipes :)

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aipi 14/4/11 14:41

That looks very fresh, light and extremely enjoyable!

US Masala

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 14/4/11 14:45

Angie, this looks like something I ate every day. The parm. vinaigrette sounds especially delightful!

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Rachel {eaternal bliss} 14/4/11 14:51

Angie - Lovely, lovely, lovely! You make vegetables look as mouth-watering and irresistible as desserts!

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Megan 14/4/11 15:03

I adore salads, and this salad is gorgeous! It looks delicious. I could jump in and gobble it up!

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Kelly 14/4/11 15:07

Wow this looks soo beautiful and really healthy :) The parmesan vinaigrette sounds amazing as well!! I've saved this, loving your blog!

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Now Serving 14/4/11 15:12

Looks very fresh and utterly inviting!

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RavieNomNoms 14/4/11 15:14

That looks amazing, I love all the ingredients you have in this. Especially the avocado...delicious Angie!

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Jenn 14/4/11 15:24

Gorgeous!! I am lovin' the parmesan vinaigrette...will definitely be trying this!

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Heather 14/4/11 15:34

That looks totally delicious!

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Mary 14/4/11 15:44

What a lovely salad. It's colors are stunning. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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cajunlicious 14/4/11 15:59

Yum! So light and healthy!

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Anncoo 14/4/11 16:04

Angie, you're so good at salads! Always sounds so refreshing and healthy :) Love it!

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 14/4/11 16:07

Looks fantastic, I think it could become a favorite of mine as well!

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simply.food 14/4/11 17:19

wow really colourful and tasty looking salad.

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Belinda @zomppa 14/4/11 17:55

Perfect for spring! Gorgeous colors.

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Jeannie 14/4/11 18:20

What a lovely plate of salad, I think I should eat more salads in future instead of cakes, it is more healthy no?

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Fimère 14/4/11 18:22

une salade fraiche et colorée
bonne journée

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Parsley Sage 14/4/11 19:07

That parmesan vinaigrette looks glorious! So fresh and tasty. Love this salad!

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lena 14/4/11 19:17

hi angie, my heart's captured just looking at this plate of salad!

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Ivy 14/4/11 19:54

Delicious salad. I have to learn to use avocado more often.

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Priya 14/4/11 20:19

Very fresh and extremely catchy, wonderful salad..

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Gloria 14/4/11 20:29
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Gloria 14/4/11 20:31

Sorry Angie I have to delete. Here I go again, I love this dish look delicious and love the colurs! x gloria

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mariatem 14/4/11 20:38

Una ensalada riquísima, tiene un color maravilloso.
Besos

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mr. pineapple man 14/4/11 23:34

It seems like I always visit your blog when theres avocado in it! yum!!

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Claudia 15/4/11 00:33

I love the pairing of the avocado with some pungent blue cheese! Brilliant. And you can bet I will be whisking up that Parmesan dressing in the near future - just cause I can.

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Maria 15/4/11 02:30

This sounds so perfect and I adore the flavour combinations in this salad!

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Peggy 15/4/11 02:42

You always make the most vibrant and colorful salads!

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 15/4/11 03:24

This is a lovely and very satisfying salad with the avocado!

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Rylan 15/4/11 04:28

I missed you Angela!!!! You know what? I'm totally having this for dinner (just checked the fridge). In fact, I just printed it (together with a pile of printed recipes from you)! Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try your vinaigrette!

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Betty @ scrambled hen fruit 15/4/11 04:49

Oh I love avocados! This salad looks so delicious. :)

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Sue 15/4/11 08:40

Anything with avocado catches my eye:) This salad is one that I'm sure I would love, Angie!

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thecompletecookbook 15/4/11 09:32

Love avos in and with anything. Great salad.
:-) Mandy

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Lizzy 15/4/11 13:42

Oh.my.gosh! This looks like the PERFECT salad! So delicious...love it and every single ingredient!

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Susi's Kochen und Backen 15/4/11 17:39

We are huge on salads, especially during the hot summer months. Avocados and a delicious sounding light dressing really make this salad a stand-out. Love it :o)

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Ananda Rajashekar 15/4/11 18:57

Parmesan Vinaigrette sounds divine! can get any better dressing!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/4/11 21:05

This salad will be jumping off your blog and onto my table very soon! To me, this is the perfect salad. I can't wait to try your Parmesan vinaigrette - a nice twist on a Caesar-style dressing.

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lisaiscooking 15/4/11 22:12

I love avocado with gorgonzola. Sounds like a perfect mix for a salad!

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tobias kocht! 15/4/11 22:25

The avocado surely goes great with the Gorgonzola. Certainly a salad with volume.

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 15/4/11 22:59

Oh wow, Angie, I love this salad! All of my favorite flavors combined in one beautiful, healthy dish. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

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sweetlife 15/4/11 23:35

parm vinaigrette..oh I would to try this on my next salad!!

sweetlife

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Hornsfan 16/4/11 00:11

Great summery salad Angie - this looks terrific and healthy!

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She's Cookin' 16/4/11 00:52

Today brought bright, sunny summery weather for this weekend - and my favorite thing to eat in summer is a fresh salad. Love the flavors that you've combined here and I have all the ingredients, even the dried cherries! Thanks, Angie :)

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Jo 16/4/11 02:37

A very refreshing summer salad for a lazy bruch weekend. Really delicious.

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Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 16/4/11 03:25

You got me with the parmesan vinaigrette! I absolutely love parmesan cheese. Pretty photos! Enjoy your weekend.

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Firefly@fireflyblog.org 16/4/11 03:27

Your salad looks so delicious and perfect for spring :)

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Ang 16/4/11 05:14

Okay this looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to try this with my close friends who appreciate great flavors. Yay!

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Pete 16/4/11 09:43

Mmmm, avocado, love the creamy taste of it!

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Maris (In Good Taste) 16/4/11 12:31

Avocado, gorgonzola and parmesan-winner winner winner!!!

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Lauren 16/4/11 13:24

Your blog always makes me think that menus should all have photos on them I love seeing the combination of tastes and moods you post from day to day. Another great salad though I'm still eyeing those chickpeas. If you only you "delivered" to NYC!

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alwayswinner786 16/4/11 14:18

I love the combo of blue cheese and avocado in your salad and eye soothing color!

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Joanne 16/4/11 14:23

I think this is one of my favorite salads that you've ever posted! Absolutely delicious contrast of flavors and textures!

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Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 16/4/11 16:45

fantastic salad this would be one of my favs as well

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Pacheco Patty 16/4/11 16:48

I love this salad, it's brimming with my favorite ingredients and the dressing looks fantastic. You really come up with some amazingly good salads here;-)

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Elisabeth 16/4/11 17:14

OMG-Angie, I adore your colorful, vibrant, and over the top salad, especially with the light Parmesan vinaigrette. I am such a salad lover, and I just want to reach into the screen and grab your salad.
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe for the salad, and the dressing:DDD

BTW-Pleas feel free to grab the award that was paid forward to me via, Mina!
I am offering this to all, but wanted to let you know, personally! Also, I'm quite sure you are on the previous list, as well!
xoxo

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Elisabeth 16/4/11 17:15

Also forgot to congratulate you on the Top 9 for your gorgeous chocolate tartlet...well deserved!!!

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Diethood.com 16/4/11 20:48

I always love your salad ideas... this is gorgeous!!

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Yummy Team 16/4/11 22:50

Healthy n colorful salad..Your clicks are awesome!

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kitchen flavours 17/4/11 11:24

Beautiful looking salad and looks so delicious!

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Min {Honest Vanilla} 17/4/11 16:31

I love the Parmesan Vinaigrette! Another great idea for my salad this week :) The colours are just so "Spring"! Avocado and cranberries are just yummy!

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Raina 18/4/11 03:16

Yum! I can see why it is one of your favorites...wonderful salad:)

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theUngourmet 18/4/11 07:27

Such a fabulous combination of flavors and textures in this salad! I love avocado! The Parmesan dressing looks fantastic as well. :)

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic 18/4/11 18:10

This sounds absolutely delicious. I love all the flavors - and colors - in this salad!

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Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook 19/4/11 00:22

I am ready for gorgeous salads like this now that Spring is here. I love the kick from the gorgonzola and the parm vinaigrette sounds delicious.

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Magic of Spice 21/4/11 23:36

What a wonderful salad and this vinaigrette sounds amazing :)

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A little bit of everything 8/5/11 04:36

Such a colorful salad, perfect for every day lunch. The vinegrette sounds great. Thanks for sharing Angie

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