28 June, 2012

Apple Pecan Salad

*Photo to come*

I've had so many great reviews about this salad and it's so easy to make and adjust to whatever you may have in your fridge that needs using up!  So let your creative juices flow! Here's to give you the basics:

  • Mixed Greens
  • Two type apples sliced (Red and Green are Pretty, I like the two types for taste.. not necessary though.)
  • Dried Cranberries (I've used dried apricots before as well)
  • Feta Cheese crumbled (I love the saltiness of feta, but Parm petal flakes (Costco) look and work great too)
  • Candied Pecans

Layering the above ingredients are the BARE BONES... It will always stand to impress but if you're looking to make a meal out of the salad, feel free to keep adding whatever your heart desires!

  • Green Onion thinly Sliced (I'm a cilantro nut and can also be a substitute)
  • Thin sliced Sweet Red Bell Pepper
  • Thin sliced cucumber
  • Roasted Whole Chicken or a Chicken Breast Sliced up (Add a dash of Cajun seasoning to kick it up to the next level of Greatness!) 
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

... the rest is up to you.. :)

Dressing: Yield 1 Cup

  • 1/2 C. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 C. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbls. Sugar White or Brown
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper

Melt some butter in a pan to the point it becomes bubbly.  Toss your pecan in and a couple tablespoons of brown sugar. (I like to add a pinch of red chili flakes to give a little kick)  Coat the mixture and continue to cook till the sugar dissolves and starts to become gooey.  Remove from heat and let cool completely.  DONE!


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