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Pecan Tossed Salad

 Pecan Tossed Salad
This simple salad relies on packaged salad greens that get flavor and crunch from toasted nuts. Preparation of the tasty vinaigrette is streamlined by using a packet of Italian salad dressing mix.—Bonnie Gluhanich, Muskegon, Michigan
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, water
  • and salad dressing mix; shake well. In a large salad bowl, combine
  • greens, pecans and Parmesan cheese. Just before serving, shake
  • dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.