Mixed berry salad with candied pecans and strawberry vinegiartte

Mixed Berry Salad With Candied Pecans And Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Mixed Berry Salad With Candied Pecans And Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing is the perfect spring or summer salad. Made with fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, tossed with mixed greens, candied pecans, then drizzled with a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. A delicious colorful and healthy lunch or dinner side salad recipe everyone will love.

Mixed berry salad with candied pecans and strawberry vinegarette

Mixed berry salad with candied pecans and strawberry vinaigrette is a simple and delicious salad made with fresh ingredients. We love to enjoy this salad as a side dish, but it can be made into a main course by adding grilled chicken and making it a meal.

This salad is great for spring or summer when you can find fresh berries at your local grocery store, or fresh from your garden. It’s a light and fresh salad recipe with an extra burst of berry flavor from the homemade vinaigrette.

This is one of the best summer salad recipes! It has the perfect blend of fresh flavors and textures and can be customized to your families liking. You will love every bite and head back for seconds.

Ingredients for Mixed Green Salad And Candied Pecans.

Salad

  • Mixed Greens
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries

Candied Pecans

  • Pecans
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar

Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Strawberries
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt

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1-Vinaigrette: Add strawberries, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, and salt to a blender and blend until smooth. Thin with water if desired.

2-Candied Pecans: Add pecans, butter, and brown sugar to a small nonstick skillet, and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar starts to melt and caramelize, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate in a single later to cool.

3-Salad: In a large salad bowl toss together mixed greens, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and candied pecans. Top with strawberry vinaigrette or serve dressing on the side. Enjoy!

mixed berry salad with candied pecans and strawberry vinaigrette

Can I Make Candied Pecans Ahead Of Time?

Yes, I like to make a big batch of candied pecans and store them in an airtight container for up to one month. This will allow you to have candied pecans on hand when you want to make a mixed berry salad. Feel free to buy store bought pecans if you prefer.

Can I Make Strawberry Vinaigrette Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can always make the strawberry vinaigrette ahead of time. It should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. When you are ready to serve, give it a shake or a stir to mix everything well.

Strawberry vinaigrette dressing for mixed berry salad

Additions And Variations

1-Try adding different fruit like raspberries, apples, or pears.

2-Make a raspberry vinaigrette by substituting raspberries for the strawberries.

3-Add protein by slicing grilled chicken over top of salad.

4-If you’re not a fan of pecans, try substituting with walnuts or almonds.

5-Top your salad with crumbled feta or goat cheese.

close up shot of mixed berry salad with fresh berries

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Mixed Berry Salad With Candied Pecans And Strawberry Vinaigrette

April King
Mixed Berry Salad With Candied Pecans And Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing is the perfect spring or summer salad. Made with fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, tossed with mixed greens, candied pecans, then drizzled with a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. A delicious colorful and healthy salad recipe everyone will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Salad Ingredients

  • 8 cups mixed greens spinach or romaine
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries

Candied Pecans

  • 3/4 cup pecans coarsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar

Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions
 

Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Add strawberries, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, and salt to a blender and blend until smooth. Thin with water if desired.

Candied Pecans

  • Add pecans, butter, and brown sugar to a small nonstick skillet, and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar starts to melt and caramelize, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate in a single later to cool.

Salad

  • In a large salad bowl toss together mixed greens, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and candied pecans. Top with strawberry vinaigrette or serve dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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