My Mom had no mother growing up, to teach her to cook. So,being a new wife & mother herself, she ask someone how to make fruit salad & they told her, "Just like you do potato salad", meaning a bunch of cut up stuff & then a sauce on it. She took it literally, I guess, so, she cut up the fruit & put a potato salad sauce on it.
You have to try it before you judge it. You will be addicted to it, as I am!
Cut up fruits into large bowl, in order given, so they don't brown on you.
In another smaller bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Pour on fruits & toss to mix. May need more or less dressing. I never measure things. Put alot of dressing on it though. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
Right before serving, add the chopped pecans. You can either mix in or just garnish the top with them or both. If you put them in too early, they soften up & if you have any leftovers for the next day, they won't be crunchy.
Note: I usually serve this with the meal. That's when I eat it. You could also just serve it as a dessert though.