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Mixed Green Salad with Honey Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

 
Mixed Green Salad with Honey Pecans, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
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A definite summer salad. The honey glazed pecans, goat cheese and balsamic dressing really bring layers of flavors, and all the ingredients are a delicious combination. The dressing and honey pecans both can be made a day ahead.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

6

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

25

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

Honey pecans:
1 cup pecans
coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon butter
melted, or vegetable oil
Balsamic vinaigrette:
2 ½ tablespoons honey mustard
or to taste
*
1 small garlic cloves
minced
*
3 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
or to taste
6 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
Salad and topping:
16 ounces mixed salad greens
1 pound
1 cup goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled
*
½ cup cranberries, dried
*
1 each sweet red bell peppers
red, yellow or orange, cut into strips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Add the pecans, melted butter and honey in a small bowl, and gently toss until the pecans are all well coated.

Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet with a piece of parchment papper.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pecans are golden and brown.

Set aside and let cool enough to handle.

Add the honey mustard, garlic, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl, whisk until well blended.

Gradually add the olive oil into the mixture, whisking frequently until well mixed.

Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the mixed greens among the individual serving plates.

Place the goat cheese, dried cranberries, red bell pepper strips, and honey pecans over the greens.

Drizzle the dressing to taste on top.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 7 years

A very quick, easy and tasty recipe! Loved the honey-glazed pecans, nutty, crunchy, sweet and buttery, along with creamy-soft goat cheese and dried cranberries were the amazingly delicious toppings, the balsamic-honey mustard vinaigrette added the final touch.This recipe is absolutely fabulous!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 95g (3.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30683% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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