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Mixed Green Salad with Pecans, Goat Cheese And Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

 
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The honey mustard vinaigrette was so flavorful, toasted butter and sugar coated pecans, dried cranberries and goat cheese were great combination.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

35

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

4 ounces pecans
whole
1 tablespoon butter
melted
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons honey mustard
*
1 clove garlic
minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
*
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¾ cup olive oil
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 pound mixed salad greens
including fresh baby spinach
4 ounces goat (chevre) cheese
¼ cup cranberries, dried
*
1 sweet red bell peppers
cored, seeded, and cut into 1-2 inch thin slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Place pecans in a bowl, pour melted butter over them, sprinkle with sugar, and gently toss until the pecans are all well coated with a dusting of sugar.

Place them in a single layer on a parchment paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool to touch.

Whisk together the honey mustard, garlic, red pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar in a medium sized bowl.

Slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture, whisking constantly until completely incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place lettuces and baby spinach in a large bowl. Add the goat cheese, dried cranberries, red bell pepper, and pecans. Toss with ¼ cup of the dressing.

Serve immediately.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Liz
Indianapolis, United States
 over 7 years ago

Oh, yeah, this is my ideal salad...fruit,nuts and cheese on greens! Fabulous!

Thanks, Liz!

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 124g (4.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 29689% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 98% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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