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Berry Balsamic Salad with Candied Pecans Recipe

This Berry Balsamic Salad with Candied Pecans is so easy to throw together and it makes a perfect side or main dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berry Balsamic Salad, berry salad, candied pecans, pecans
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag spring salad mix
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Candied Pecans:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar

Dressing:

  • ½ cup strawberry jam
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Salad:

  • Toss together spring salad mix, sliced strawberries and blackberries. Add some Feta cheese for garnish (as much or little as you like).

Candied Pecans:

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together chopped pecans and sugar.
  • Stir constantly for a few minutes until the sugar has caramelized and all of the pecans are coated.
  • Spread the coated pecans on a piece of foil or wax paper to cool.
  • After they are completely cool, break into pieces if they get clumped together. Add cooled pecans to salad and toss.

Dressing:

  • Whisk together strawberry jam, balsamic vinegar and oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

You can use your own dressing if you prefer!

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg