Kona Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by gailanng

This has been around for a while, a recreation of Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort. The addition of smoked almonds thrill me. If Asian pears are not available, you can substitute fresh peaches, strawberries, or other berries. Chill your salad bowls. It makes for a much better salad.

Top Review by DailyInspiration

What a delicious salad with the pears, blue cheese and almonds. Of course, the dressing really makes this salad with the fresh orange juice and rice wine vinegar. I used oranges from my neighbor's tree and it made the dressing so light and fresh. Will definitely keep this salad recipe handy as it will compliment a number of different dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, gently toss pears, salad mix, blue cheese, onion, and almonds. In a separate bowl, mix orange juice, rice vinegar and sugar. Whisk in canola oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and gently toss; serve immediately.

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