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Mixed Greens with Praline Pecans and Blue Cheese

Sugared pecans, tangy blue cheese, and fruit dress up simple greens.

Oxmoor House OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
  • Cook time: 9 Minutes
  • Prep time: 17 Minutes
  • Other: 10 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Calories from fat: 51%
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 305mg
  • Calcium: 109mg

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