Mixed Greens with Pears and Spicy Pecans Recipe

  • Pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 cups gourmet or other salad greens
  • 1 cup trimmed arugula
  • 2 Bosc pears, cored and chopped
Pecans: Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add nuts, sugar, and red pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from pan.

Dressing: Whisk together juice and next 4 ingredients (through 1 T. oil) in a bowl; add cheese.

Salad: Combine greens, arugula, and pears in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss. Sprinkle with nuts. About 4 1-1/2 C. servings.

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