Berry-Pecan Green Salad

Enjoy this green salad made with pecans, strawberries and bacon – a tasty dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Sugared Pecans

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup pecan halves

Salad

6
cups mesclun greens or baby spinach
1
cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil
2
tablespoons balsamic or raspberry vinegar
1
1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons sugar, the orange juice, cinnamon and red pepper; cook over medium heat 30 seconds or until blended. Stir in pecans, tossing to coat completely. Remove from heat; spread pecans on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Cool completely.
  • 4 In salad bowl, toss greens, strawberries, mint, bacon and onion. In 1-cup glass measuring cup, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk. Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sugared pecans.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    315
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    28g
    28%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Sodium
    273mg
    273%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    15g
    15%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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