Blood Orange Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Blood Oranges are so unique in color and flavor. Topped with goat cheese and pecans, this will be your new favorite winter salad. You can use a variety of oranges to add a rainbow of flavor to your table with this blood orange salad.

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A fresh citrus salad featuring blood oranges, navel oranges and Cara Cara oranges.

More salads with orange: Blood Orange Tangerine Salad, Orange & Mint Salad, Orange Fennel Salad, Orange Celery Salad, Orange & Wheat Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Fresh Citrus Salad.

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Can you identify the three types of oranges used in this salad?

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Tangelo, Moro Blood Orange, Navel and Cara Cara orange.

I love citrus season and the variety of oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits and pomelos available in the produce aisle.  If you’re not sure about the difference between a tangelo, Moro or Cara Cara style orange, check out this article on 5 Citrus Varieties.

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We’ve been eating citrus morning noon and night at our house!  Here’s one of our favorite salad recipes.  Add interest, color and a little bit of fun to your salad by using different orange varieties. Which one do you like best?

Blood Orange Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans Recipe

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5 from 4 votes

Blood Orange Salad

A delicious, colorful salad that’s great as a side dish or as a satisfying lunch. Use different colored oranges for visual interest and taste sensations.
Prep : 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 6 to 8 cups Salad greens
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 tangerine or Cara Cara orange
  • 1 navel orange
  • ½ cup Orange Honey Glazed Pecans
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese or Feta


  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Wash and dry salad greens. Dark leafy greens are particularly good for this salad.
  • Peel oranges with a knife to remove all the pith. To do so, cut a slice off the top and bottom of the whole orange. Place on cutting board and run a sharp knife between the peel and the flesh of the orange from the top to the bottom all around the orange.
  • Make vinaigrette by pouring all ingredients in a screw top jar and shaking vigorously.
  • Toss salad greens with vinaigrette (you may not need all the vinaigrette).
  • Add orange pieces to salad.
  • Top with pecans and goat cheese.
  • Enjoy!


Keep dressing and salad separate so you can keep extras in the fridge. The dressing can be stored in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.
Lots of room to make substitutions with your favourite greens, oranges, nuts, cheese. Enjoy making it to suit your preference and what’s in your fridge.
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange, citrus, glazed pecans, goat cheese, pecans, winter salads

I hope you love this blood orange salad as much as we do. Of course if you have difficulty finding different orange varieties, no problem! Use whatever citrus you can find. You can even use canned mandarin oranges.

I swapped glazed pecans for walnuts this time – cuz sometimes you just want something different!

Let me know how it turns out for you.

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Vinaigrettes use at least twice as much oil as acid and are bound by an emulsifier. So whether you make a small or big batch use 2 parts oil, 1 part acid and 1 part emulsifier. Don’t worry. The guide will walk you through it all…

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