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Bama's Baby Blue Salad

Salad Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 - pound mixed salad greens
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (see below)
  • 4 - ounces blue cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 - oranges (peeled and cut into thin slices)
  • 1 - pint strawberries (quartered)
  • Sweet & Spicy Pecans

Directions:

  1. You want to toss greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette and crumbled blue cheese.  (Place on 6 individual plates.)
  2. Arrange orange slices over greens & blue cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with strawberries.
  4. Top with Sweet & Spicy Pecans.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes 1-2/3 cups

Prep Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 - cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 - Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 - Tablespoon honey
  • 2 - garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 - small shallots (minced)
  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 - teaspoon pepper
  • 1 - cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, shallots, salt, and pepper.
  2. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

Sweet & Spicy Pecans

Makes 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 min.
Soaking Time: 10 min.
Baking Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 - cup sugar
  • 1 - cup warm water
  • 1 - cup pecan halves
  • 2 - Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 - Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/8 - teaspoon ground red pepper

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together 1/4-cup sugar and 1-cup warm water under you dissolve sugar. 
  2. Add pecan halves and soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and discard sugar mixture.

Preheat oven to 350� F. Lightly grease baking sheet.

  1. In another mixing bowl, combine 2-Tablespoons sugar, chili powder, and red pepper.
  2. Add pecans and tossing to coat.
  3. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.

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