Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
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Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Recipe

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Sweet-tart apples, like Braeburn or Empire, pair well with Parmesan cheese here. You can also try this salad with a Bartlett or Bosc pear and blue cheese. —Anna Russell, Peterborough, Ontario
Recommended: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 7 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a serving bowl, combine the lettuce, apple and pecans. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, honey, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p66

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kmpatch User ID: 149103 216562
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This salad is so simple to make and is so delicious. I used Gulden's brown mustard since I didn't have honey mustard. The subtle sweetness will likely appeal to kids. Except for slicing the apple right before serving to avoid browning, the few other ingredients can all be prepped in advance. I took this to a potluck and people went back for seconds. I will be making this again."

rcpaws User ID: 5781647 181207
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"I added grilled chicken to this to make it more of a meal and I added the dressing separately for a lighter touch, but it was awesome. My kids (ages 5 & 7 ) even loved it and asked for more. My son who hates chicken ate all of it. Definitely a keeper."

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