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Berry-Pecan Green Salad

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Berry-Pecan Green Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy this green salad made with pecans, strawberries and bacon – a tasty dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.
Updated Jan 20, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    In winter months, substitute a sectioned navel orange for the strawberries in this salad and use the parsley.

Nutrition Information

315 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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