Candied Pecan, Craisin, Feta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is the most amazing and delicious salad! Candied pecans provide such a sweet and yummy crunch while the cranberries and feta bring such strong flavors to the plate, yet surprisingly, combine to bring a delicious and desirable taste. The creamy balsamic vinaigrette takes these odd but delicious ingredients and tops it off with such a unique and perfect dressing that makes these flavors and textures work together perfectly.
  • 2-3 cups spring mix salad
  • 1 cup sugar coated pecans
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp. Morton's Nature seasoning
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a large bowl or on a large plate, lay out spring mix salad. Top with sugar coated pecans, craisins crumbled feta.
  2. You could use a store bought Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette or you can make the recipe above by whisking together garlic, mayo, lemon juice, dijon mustard, sugar, Nature's Seasoning, and salt until well combined. Add the balsamic vinegar and whisk well. Slowly add in the olive oil (while whisking).
  3. Pour dressing over prepared salad and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftover dressing.
Recipe by Chef in Training at