Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A flavorful salad- Craisin Feta Pecan Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Candied Pecan, Craisin, and Feta Salad
  • 2-3 cups spring mix salad
  • 1 cup sugar coated pecans (I used a quick recipe on allrecipes to candy my pecans http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sugar-coated-pecans/)
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 Tbsp. mayo
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 t. Morton's Nature Seasoning (I used a combo of a little garlic salt, pepper, onion powder)
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a large bowl or on a large plate, lay out spring mix salad. Top with sugar coated pecans, craisins, and crumbled feta.
  2. You could use a store bought Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette or you can make the recipe above by whisking together garlic, mayo, lemon juice, dijon mustard, sugar, Nature's Seasoning, and salt until well combined. Add the balsamic vinegar and whisk well. Slowly add in the olive oil (while whisking).
  3. Pour dressing over prepared salad and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftover dressing.(from chefintraining.com)
This was full of flavor, I really liked it.  I didn't have fresh garlic or Morton's seasoning but I used garlic powder and other spices.  The dressing is really forgiving, but it makes the salad.  

1 comment:

Can said...

This was a super yummy and delicious salad!!! Thanks for sharing it with your neighbors and for now sharing the recipe!!