Strawberry Orange Pecan Tossed Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
We first had this salad at a gathering with friends years ago. We fell in love with it! It's quickly become our favorite salad recipe for either a meal at home or to share. The only things we've noted or changed is turning up the heat a bit on our electric range to meet the butter and be sure to keep an eye on the butter. Sugar can burn fast! Not a good smell! Just quickly store on the butter and pecans with the melted sugar and pour into foil lined pan. I pull pecans apart with forks while still hot. Once they've cooled, they're glued together! The other thing we enjoy is doubling up on the dressing recipe to be sure e haveand adding extra hot since for as nice spicy counterpoint.
We love this salad with the fruit and crunchy romaine and spinach. Great salad for the holidays with the red strawberries. I like the sweetened pecans, but you do have to watch them carefully. Even my friends and family who don't like spinach eat this one!
I omit the recipe's pecans and buy already sweetened ones that I already know that I enjoy!
love love love this recipe....I could eat just this for dinner and be satisfied. In addition, we have added grilled chicken to the salad and it is good that way too!
My friends and family love this salad. Especially the pecans. I did burn the pecans once. I take it off the heat as soon as the sugar is melted.
The pecans taste terrible.
The pecans come out looking like black bugs and tasted aweful