Field Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and Sugared Pecans

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Field Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette and Sugared Pecans

Yield: 8 Servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 7 min

Ingredients:

PECANS:
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

VINAIGRETTE:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger

SALAD:
10 cups mixed salad greens
2 medium naval oranges, peeled and sectioned
1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries (craisins)

Directions:

1. Prepare pecans: Heat nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-low heat. Add pecans and cook for 6 minutes, stirring until lightly toasted. Sprinkle with sugar and red pepper and cook an additional minute. Remove from heat and cool on wax paper.

2. Prepare vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into bowl; cover and chill. (Makes 1 1/3 cups and will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one week).

3. Prepare salad: Combine greens, 3/4 cup of citrus vinaigrette, and orange sections in a large bowl. Toss well.

4. To serve, place 1 cup of greens mixture on each of 8 plates. Top with 1 1/2 teaspoons pecans and 1 1/2 teaspoons cranberries. Serve immediately.

Tips:

*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of Dijon and soy sauce that are GF.

Source: RecipeGirl.com