Cheesy Fruit Salad

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

6 servings
10 Min

This is a favorite salad recipe of my family - very simple sometimes I use navel oranges, ham strips of chicken and pecans or candied walnuts, sesame seeds,sunflower seeds or slivered almonds too!

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6 c
assorted salad greens, torn into bite-size pieces
16 oz
can mandarin oranges, drained
4 oz
cheddar or swiss cheese, cut into julienne strips
1/2 c
apricot or grape preserves or your favorite
1/2 c
olive oil
1/4 c
white vinegar
1 Tbsp
minced onion

Directions Step-By-Step

Arrange greens, oranges and cheese in a salad bowl or place on individual plates.
Heat preserves in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat.
When preserves have cooled a little, pour into a mason jar along with the oil, vinegar and onion, cover jar and shake well. Pour over salad and toss lightly. Very refreshing!
Keep any leftover dressing in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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SK H Soos
Mar 11, 2013
Pat this dressing sounds to die for. I am not into fruit with lettuce salad but I definately am trying this dressing. Thanks for posting.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Mar 11, 2013
Thanks S.. hope you enjoy the dressing...
c D cD_55a7c2d13a9e4
Mar 12, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Mar 12, 2013
Sounds good, Pat! ;)
Lyn Starr lynstarr
Mar 12, 2013
Pat, we love this type of salad at our home too, but you dressing sounds devine. I will be using it often! all I can say is, WOW!!!!! Thanks a million for posting! xo Lyn*
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Mar 12, 2013
Thank you Blondie and Lyn- hope you enjoy this tasty salad and yes the dressing is great on many other salads and recipes.
palw 27 gramw
Mar 15, 2013
Pat, I'm new to this site I hope you don't mind I've pinched a lot of your recipes. I can tell I've got lots of work ahead of me. I'm a widow and my 3 girls are grown and I usually still cook too much. Sometimes I share things with my daughters or I freeze some too. I look forward to my next shopping trip I have all these new things to try. Thank you so much for posting all these great recipes.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Mar 16, 2013
Thank you Palw so glad you are a member here at Just A Pinch and am honored that you have pinched my recipes as there are so many great cooks and bakes on the site---my recipe posts have been pinched 126,100 times so thanks for being a fan..