This is a Green Truck family recipe that has been handed down through the generations! Great for holidays and family gatherings. The sweetness of the mandarins and citrus dressing pairs well with Rogue Creamery's buttery and tangy Oregon Blue Cheese.
1/4 cup Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon Spicely paprika
1/2 teaspoon Spicely mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup sliced almonds
4 small mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
2 heads of butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
3-4 oz. Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese, crumbled
Mix together the sugar, fruit juices, zest, and spices. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
Mix together the lettuce, mandarin segments, and almonds. Add dressing and toss. Add half of the blue cheese and gently toss together.
Plate and add more blue cheese as desired.