This Northwest Salad is a crowd pleaser. Sweet pecans, lovely spring lettuce, and berries galore topped with lemon dressing. It’s dressed to impress!
- 5-6 ounces spring lettuce
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, stemmed
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, stemmed & sliced or quartered
- 1 recipe lemon dressing
- 1 recipe sugared pecans
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
For this gorgeous salad, simply toss some fresh spring lettuce onto your prettiest platter. Top with fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries. Cover with lemon dressing and then sugared pecans. Feta cheese also goes well with this salad but is ever so optional.
Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Salt & pepper to taste
Simply shake the salad dressing ingredients together in a container with a lid & drizzle on your gorgeous salad. This recipe makes about a cup of dressing so you will have leftovers for another day. Just save in the fridge.
Sugared Pecans Ingredients
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash of freshly ground nutmeg
- 3 cups pecans
Beat 2 egg whites with hand mixer until frothy. After egg whites are frothy add vanilla, sugar, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Mix well.
Stir in pecans.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread pecans on a baking sheet.
Bake pecans for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Sugar coating will harden as they cool. Cool completely.