Friday, November 15, 2013

Recipe for Pecan and Apple Salad

Autumn time makes me think of apple pie at Thanksgiving and cuddling up with a blanket as the weather gets colder.  Ah...I love the combination of apples and pecans in this recipe!    This salad is full of yumminess!  :)

Pecan and Apple Salad

4 cups red leaf lettuce
1 cup butter lettuce
1 Fuji apple
¼ cup cauliflower pieces
¼ cup carrots, sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup pecans
1/3 cup sweetened, dried cranberries

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon poppy seeds

1.  Wash and tear lettuce.  Peel and dice apple.  Slice cauliflower into small pieces and slice carrots.
2.  Pour sugar across non-stick frying pan.  Add pecans.  When sugar begins to dissolve, stir pecans until coated.  Remove from burner quickly when sugar dissolves.
3.  Add pecans and cranberries to lettuce, along with apple, cauliflower, and carrots.
4.  Prepare dressing and pour over salad just before serving.

Serves 4 to 6

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