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Mixed Greens with Praline Pecans and Blue Cheese

Oxmoor House
Prep time 17 mins
Cook time 9 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
Sugared pecans, tangy blue cheese, and fruit dress up simple greens.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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