Salad with Strawberries and Candied Pecans

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 entree salads, 4 appetizer salads 1x


ThisĀ  salad with strawberries and candied pecans is a delicious light lunch or dinner appetizer salad. A homemade Italian vinaigrette tops this recipe for a salad with strawberries and candied pecans. Easy, healthy, delicious, and vegetarian and vegan friendly.



For the sweet and spicy candied pecans

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground red pepper

For the Salad

  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 6 cups of greens of your choosing
  • 1/4 cup sweet and spicy candied pecans

For the dressing

  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • pinch sea salt


For the sweet and spicy candied pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Stir together sugar and water add pecans and soak for 10 min.
  3. Drain discarding sugar water.
  4. Combine 2 tbs brown sugar, chili powder and red pepper. Add pecans tossing to coat.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and place pecans on sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely then scrape pecans off of pan.
  8. Store in a sealed jar. The pecans will stay good for up to 2 weeks.

For the Salad

  1. Chop all the veggies and slice the strawberries.
  2. Top greens of your choice with the red onion, cucumber, strawberries, and sweet and spicy candied pecans.
  3. Toss with homemade vinaigrette.

For the dressing

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together .
  • Category: salads, appetizer, vegetarian
  • Cuisine: American

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