Spring Salad With Fruit, Feta, and Pecans

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Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@Angela_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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We love this fresh and fruity salad. It's beautiful, colorful and so yummy. The strawberries and mandarin oranges are just sweet enough to mix with the savory feta cheese. The nuttiness of the pecans is a great addition. What really brings this all together is the homemade raspberry vinaigrette. It's the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness from the balsamic. The vinaigrette is so good you might want to double the recipe if you love dressing. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 c
    spring mix greens, washed and rinsed well
  • 1 can(s)
    mandarin oranges, drained, 4 oz.
  • 6
    medium strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1/3 c
    crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE

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

How to Make Spring Salad With Fruit, Feta, and Pecans

Step-by-Step

  1. Raspberry Vinaigrette: Blend all ingredients together well, (a small whisk works great). Drizzle over salad just before serving.
  2. Wash and dry the greens well, then just before serving, plate each individual salad bowl with the greens.
  3. Divide 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.)
  4. Lightly drizzle with the vinaigrette just before serving, and put the rest of it on the table in case anyone wants more with their salad.

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About Spring Salad With Fruit, Feta, and Pecans

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: All-Star Salads




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