Melon, Mache & Pecan Salad with Peach Vinaigrette

Brenda Watts

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@BakingBrenda

My family and I have been making it a point to eat healthier foods. This salad came into my mind, after seeing all the fresh and delish melons at the market. My family and I love the flavors, plus the ease in preparing this salad is very helpful too!!


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Serves:

6 servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

FOR SALAD:

1 c
pecans, chopped
*peach vinaigrette
5 c
cantaloupe melon, cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch cubes
1 pkg
(6-oz.size),mache lettuce,(lambs lettuce),thoroughly washed
salt and ground black pepper to taste

FOR PEACH VINAIGRETTE:

1/4 c
seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
peach preserves
2 Tbsp
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange pecans in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes, or until completely cool; set aside.
2
Meanwhile, in a blender, prepare peach vinaigrette. Combine rice wine vinegar, olive oil, peach preserves, and water. Process until blended smooth.
3
In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe melon cubes and mache lettuce. Add the peach vinaigrette, tossing gently until coated. Transfer melon and mache salad mixture onto a large serving platter with shallow sides or 6 individual salad plates. Sprinkle evenly with toasted pecans and Gorgonzola cheese. Sprinkle evenly with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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