Monday, November 9, 2009

pear and pecan salad....

{pear and pecan salad with mixed greens and feta}
salad + toppings{amount based on how large you would like the salad}
mixed greensspinachpears, cut into bit sized piecescandied pecans (recipe below)feta cheese (can also substitute gorgonzola)bacon crumblesdried cranberries

sweet red wine vinaigrette dressing
1 inch strip of a red onion
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
finely chop red onion. add sugar, dry mustard, salt and vinegar and whisk until frothy. Slowly add oil.

candied pecans
8 oz. pecans
4 tbsp. sugar
in small skillet, sprinkle sugar over pecans and cook over medium heat until pecans are coated and sugar has dissolved. (may need to add more sugar if all of the pecans are not coated) be careful so the pecans don’t burn!
add dressing just to coat the salad and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

..who wouldnt love this!!!

Leonor D said...

Dee--tried this with a twist--it was delicious! The twist was I didn't have time to candy the pecans or make my own dressing so I bought a bagged of mixed cranberries and candied pecans and brought Newman Own's Balsmatic Vinagrette....yum!! Thanks:)