Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Fruit and Nut Salad

Good morning! I think Spring is finally here. We had a fabulous and sunny weekend, what about you? The highlight was sitting in the sun with a light breeze and a good book. I have not done that in awhile and I needed it.



In addition to reading and relaxing you know I did a little baking. Lest you think I only consume a diet of sugar I also made several of these scrumptious salads. I really love salads and my favorites are ones that have fruits, and nuts in them.


This salad is EASY and delicious. I call it my Spring Fruit and Nut Salad.



Ingredients:


6 cups of a Choice of greens ( I use spinach and romaine)
1 green apple diced
1/8 cup of dried Cherries chopped

1/8 cup of crumbled blue cheese
1/8 cup of candied pecans** chopped

 I use a vinaigrette or balsamic vinegar but obviously use what you like. 

** I have several recipes for candied pecans but the fastest and easiest are made using maple syrup! Place a handful of pecans in a small nonstick skillet. When the nuts are toasted, and you can just smell them, add a douse of pure maple syrup. Stir to coat all of the nuts. Then pour onto a Silphat and separate. 

As for the salad, tear greens and place into a large bowl, add apples, cherries, blue cheese and pecans, toss and plate. Add dressing and enjoy!




What do you think? Is it something that you would eat or already make? Do you have some easy, salad recipes for the warm weather that you would not mind sharing?


 I hope that you have a wonderful week!

8 comments:

  1. Oh this is what I eat regularly, but I use regular walnuts; I have to watch my sugar intake. Mine is:

    fresh spinach
    poached chicken
    walnuts
    pepitas
    chopped apple

    And I am addicted to the CRUNCH!

    Good to see you this morning dear friend! Happy Monday! Anita

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  2. I love nuts in my salad, and adding fruit of any kind is perfection.
    Thanks for the great recipe.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  3. I make almost the same salad and it is always a hit!
    Stacy

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  4. Your fruit and nut salad looks wonderful! I love salads, and eat them year 'round. I usually chop up whatever vegetables are hanging out in the crisper and add either roasted shrimp or chicken.
    I might add a few roasted pine nuts. Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

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  5. What a tasty salad! I too add nuts and fruit to my salad for the crunch and to help fill me up:) Cranberries, almonds, walnuts, etc.. Cherries have an anti-inflammatory benefit .. great choice!

    xxleslie

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  6. This type of salad is my absolute favorite!! Yours looks really tasty, especially with the candied pecans. xoxo

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  7. I make a very similar salad everyday for my lunch.

    Cynthia

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