Spring Salad with Fruit, Feta and Pecans

Angela (Grammy) Derby


Sometimes I just want a light and delicious salad with fruit and mixed greens. I love this one because it has feta and pecans, along with the fruit. It's great as an opening dish to a holiday or company meal.

This recipe puts everything into a bowl for self serve, but I like to make the individual plates and carry them to the table for each guest, kind of restaurant style. They look so beautiful and are just delicious. You can use the dressing recipe below or make your favorite.

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4 c
spring mix greens, washed and rinsed well
4 oz. can(s)
mandarin oranges, drained
medium strawberries, washed and sliced
1/3 c
crumbled feta cheese
1/4 c
chopped pecans


6 tsp
raspberry preserves
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon


1Wash and dry the greens well, then just before serving, plate each individual salad bowl with the greens.

2Divide the oranges, strawberries, feta cheese and chopped pecans onto each plate for a beautiful presentation. (The pecans can be toasted for a nuttier flavor, if desired.)

3Lightly drizzle with the vinaigrette just before serving, and put the rest of it on the table in case anyone wants more with their salad.

4Raspberry Vinaigrette: Blend all ingredients together well, (a small whisk works great), drizzle over salad just
before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American