Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, Candied Pecans, and Parmesan topped with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

I wanted a light and refreshing salad to serve with the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette I made. I decided to combine mixed greens with romaine lettuce, tart apples and dried cherries, carrot slices, sweet and salty candied pecans, and Parmesan cheese. The flavors of the salad mixed extremely well with the vinaigrette and I really loved it’s combination of flavors and textures. It was a big hit with all of us, adults and children, and it disappeared quickly.

Prepare the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette; set aside.

Combine the mixed greens together with the romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Add the chopped apples, dried cherries, carrot, candied pecans, and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the salad with the maple-mustard vinaigrette then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.


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Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, Candy Pecans, and Parmesan topped with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

4 cups of mixed greens
2 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 apple, diced
1 tbsp dried cherries
1 carrot, julienned
Small handful of candied pecans
Shaved Parmesan, to taste
Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette (see recipe link above)

Directions:

Prepare the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette; set aside (see recipe link up above).

Combine the mixed greens together with the romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Add the chopped apples, dried cherries, carrot, candied pecans, and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the salad with the maple-mustard vinaigrette then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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13 Responses to “Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, Candied Pecans, and Parmesan topped with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette”

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    gloria — May 14, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    This look really delicious and fresh Pam!!

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    Kris — May 14, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    I just love salads with lots of goodies in it! This looks soooo good!!!
    XO Kris

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 15, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    I’m loving this vinaigrette!

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    Carmen Rosa — May 15, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    Looks like a great salad, delicious! Such a pretty dressing!

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    Blond Duck — May 15, 2013 @ 4:19 am

    You can never go wrong with candid pecans!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — May 15, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    I love candied pecans in my salad and this sounds wonderful and colorful. Lovely post Pam.

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    Joanne — May 15, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    This is one of those salads that i could eat every day and never get bored of!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 15, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I think you just described the salad of my dreams! This looks so fresh, colorful and scrumptious, Pam.

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    Marjie — May 15, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Of course everyone liked it! Look at those wonderful ingredients, including the pecans, which it seems like everyone admired.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — May 15, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    I love this salad! I have just started last year adding fruits to my salad and it such a great addition. So I love the dried cherries and the apple.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 16, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    Simple and so delicious as well! I like to add dried fruits to my salads too.

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    Rhonda — May 16, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    yum candied pecans, you had me there :) This looks great.

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    Julia — May 31, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    This recipe is simple and delicious. But please– For the Love of Cheese– I recommend adding Blue Cheese, it pairs well with sweet fruits like apples!

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