Field Greens Salad with Candied Pecans

Best healty salad recipe

I could eat this salad every day!

In the summer of 2004, B and I first tried a field greens salad from a California Pizza Kitchen in Scottsdale, AZ. From the balsamic dressing to the crunchy pears and the sweet candied walnuts we were hooked.

I found a store-bought balsamic dressing and mimicked the recipe at home using refined sugar candied walnuts. We probably ate that salad a hundred times!

Once we started eating healthier, I was determined to make a more wholesome version of our favorite salad. This recipe has a simple, delicious balsamic dressing, nuts candied with coconut crystals, organic greens and crisp organic pears. Honestly, it’s tastier than the original.

Make a large batch of both the dressing and the candied pecans, then your salad prep will be really easy and quick. 

Field Greens Salad with Candied Pecans
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 4

For the Salad:
For the Dressing:

  1. In a small skillet, place the coconut oil over low heat. Once melted, add the pecans and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add the coconut palm sugar. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes, until the coconut palm sugar has melted and the pecans are golden. Remove from heat, set aside.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar. Mix well.
  3. Divide the greens and sliced pears between 4 plates. Top with the candied pecans and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Calories: 196     Fat: 14     Carbohydrates: 15     Sodium: 49     Fiber: 3     Protein: 2    


Best healty salad recipe

Who knew eating your greens could be so tasty? :)


  • Lisa Spears May 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I love this salad. great dressing.

    • Diana May 5, 2014 at 4:25 am

      Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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