Strawberry Pecan Salad

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Strawberry Pecan Salad combines the coolness of strawberries, feta, and mixed greens to compliment many meals. Toasted pecans top off this vegetarian treat!

Strawberry Pecan Salad is a nice accompaniment to grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, or savory filet mignon. It’s also a healthy alternative to heavier sides, and can stand alone as a vegetarian entree.

But, I think my favorite part of this dish is the luscious dressing made from ingredients in the salad itself. A blender (ad) full of strawberries, pecans and feta with olive oil, vinegar and sugar creates the most delicious salad dressing I’ve ever tasted. Oh my…it’s amazing!

Step by Step Instructions

  • Wash and dry romaine lettuce, tear into bite size pieces.
  • Place lettuce in a large serving bowl and add mixed greens. Toss.
  • Slice strawberries and arrange in middle of the bed of lettuce.
  • Sprinkle feta on top of strawberries.
  • Add pecans to greens on both sides of strawberries.

How to Make Strawberry Dressing

This homemade strawberry dressing is so good, you’ll be eating it by the spoonful! Here’s what you’ll need…

  • strawberries
  • tomato-basil feta cheese
  • pecans
  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • dried basil
  • salt

Blend the items above in a blender or food processor until creamy. Drizzle over salad and serve!

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve this salad with my Baked Ziti or Chicken Pot Hand Pies. The flavors blend well with most everything, but especially taste great with beef tenderloin or grilled pork.

When it’s too hot to cook, it’s the perfect time to eat your fruits and veggies. Enjoy Strawberry Pecan Salad for lunch, dinner, or even brunch! Take this dish to your neighborhood picnic, or serve it alongside your favorite poultry or beef.

Your friends and family will thank you.

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Strawberry Pecan Salad

Strawberry Pecan salad with berries, feta and greens offsets the heat of summer. Add pecans for crunch, and you've got the perfect summer treat!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salads, Sides
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal

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Ingredients

SALAD

  • 1 head red romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 pint strawberries sliced (remove caps)
  • 1 cup tomato-basil feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

DRESSING

  • 6 whole strawberries remove caps
  • ¼ cup tomato-basil feta cheese
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Instructions

SALAD

  • Wash and dry romaine lettuce, tear into bite size pieces.
  • Place lettuce in a large serving bowl and add mixed greens.  Toss.
  • Slice strawberries and arrange in middle of the bed of lettuce.
  • Sprinkle feta on top of strawberries.
  • Add pecans to greens on both sides of strawberries.

DRESSING

  • In a blender (ad) or food processor, pulse all ingredients until smooth.
  • Drizzle over salad, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Yields 1 cup.

Notes

  • Dressing is creamy and thick.  If you prefer a lighter version, omit feta cheese. 

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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8 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try this salad. I have eaten this at restaurants and always wanted to make it at home. The salad dressing looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

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