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Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans

Juicy strawberries, creamy goat cheese, sweet & crunchy pecans…simply delicious!

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Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans
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Serves: 4
Juicy strawberries, creamy goat cheese, sweet & crunchy pecans...simply delicious.
Ingredients
Salad:
  • Mixed Greens
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Candied Pecans
  • GF Goat Cheese, crumbled
Candied Pecans:
  • 1½ cups whole pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
Dressing:
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp GF balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp GF Dijon or regular mustard
Instructions
  1. For the pecans: Beat together the egg white and brown sugar. Pour in the pecans and then stir until the nuts are completely coated. Transfer the pecans to a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet, spreading out to an even layer so they are not touching, then bake at 300°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before adding to salad.
  2. For the dressing: Whisk all ingredients together, then let sit for at least 20 minutes so the brown sugar dissolves.
  3. To serve, toss mixed greens with dressing and plate. Top each plate with some sliced strawberries, goat cheese and some pecans.

FAQ: Is Balsamic Vinegar Safe?

3 Responses to Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans

  1. Judy August 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Hi Maria…I really enjoy your recipes and hints. Is it possible that you would have some recipes that are both gluten free AND diabetic friendly? Looking forward to your reply. 🙂 Thank you.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley August 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

      We have a new tool you can use to customize the recipes you see on our site. Once you log in, go into the ‘My Account’ tab, then under ‘Do Something’, click on ‘My Preferences’. You can check off boxes for egg free, nut free – or any ingredients (allergens) you don’t want in recipes, as well as Specialty Diets, like Diabetic Friendly. Then hit save. Now only recipes that we have identified with those labels will appear. That should help narrow down your recipe choices!

      • Judy August 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

        Thank you so much! Can’t wait to take a peek at the site.

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