Mixed Greens with Praline Pecans and Blue Cheese

Mixed Greens with Praline Pecans and Blue Cheese Recipe
Oxmoor House
Sugared pecans, tangy blue cheese, and fruit dress up simple greens.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 17 Minutes
Cook: 9 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 26.3 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 305 mg
Calcium 109 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (5-ounce) package spring mix salad greens
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce (about 1 head)
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup fat-free raspberry vinaigrette

Preparation

1. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat; add sugar, and cook 4 minutes or until mixture is bubbly, stirring occasionally. Stir in pecans; cook 4 minutes or until sugar melts and pecans are well coated. Quickly spread pecans in a single layer on wax paper. Cool completely. Break into small pieces.

2. Combine pecans, lettuces, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Add dressing; toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

Ana Kelly,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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