Nealy’s Favorite Recipes: Strawberry Lettuce Salad

Favorite Summer Salads: Strawberry Lettuce Salad | Twin Cities Moms Blog

There’s nothing better in the summer months than a huge, fresh salad – yum! I realized I have quite a few favorite salad recipes, actually I have quite a few favorite recipes in general, so I thought I would start a little series about some favorite recipes called Nealy’s Favorite Recipes. :)

First, the Strawberry Lettuce Salad. The timing for this is perfect since strawberries are still in season – yippee!

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Pretty much the salad is a mix of lettuce topped with fresh strawberries, sliced red onion, candied pecans, and cheese. Any goat cheese lovers out there?!

Nealy's Favorite Recipes: Strawberry Lettuce Salad | Twin Cities Moms Blog

 

I first learned to make candied pecans from my friend Ranya. She told me all you need to do is throw pecans and brown sugar (and a dash of salt) to an empty skillet. Warm until the sugar starts to coat the pecans, and you’re done! How easy is that?! I never knew!

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Here’s the recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It’s perfect for bringing to a friend’s house for dinner when they ask you to “bring a salad.” Or, top with some grilled chicken and serve as a meal!

 

Strawberry Lettuce Salad

1/2 head butter leaf lettuce

1/2 head romaine lettuce

1 pint strawberries, halved

1 c shredded goat cheese (my fav) OR Monterrey Jack cheese

1/2 c candied pecans (see directions below)

1/4 thinly sliced red onion

 

Dressing

1/2 c olive oil

1/3 c sugar

1/4 c red wine vinegar

1/2 t salt

1/2 t paprika

1/4 t white pepper

Directions: layer lettuce, strawberries, cheese, onions, and pecans (see directions below). Combine dressing in a jar and shake well. Toss with dressing right before serving.

 

Candied Pecans

1 c pecans

1/3 c brown sugar

Directions: toss both in a non-stick skillet set to medium heat. Stir until sugar is melted and starts to coat pecans. Remove from heat and let cool.

Nealy's Favorite Recipes: Strawberry Lettuce Salad | Twin Cities Moms Blog

If you are on Instagram and make this recipe, I would love for you to share with me – @photographybynealy. Bon apetit!

2 Responses to Nealy’s Favorite Recipes: Strawberry Lettuce Salad

  1. mary timmers July 24, 2014 at 6:16 PM #

    Nealy, Not only does the salad recipe sound delish, it’s beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

    Love,
    Mary

  2. Kiley July 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM #

    I could eat this right now. Delish.

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