Spicy Pecan Salad

Recipe: Spicy Pecan Salad


  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce
  • red onion
  • 1/8 cup crumbles blue cheese
  • 2 oz. spicy pepper pecans (chopped)
  • 4 teaspoons raspberry vinaigrette (per serving)
  • Spicy Pepper Pecans:
  • 2 oz. or 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 3 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Toss romaine lettuce with raspberry vinaigrette and divide evenly on salad plates. Slice red onion paper−thin and layer to taste on top of the greens. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and spicy pepper pecans to taste.
  2. Rinse pecan pieces to dampen. Combine brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Mix in damp pecan pieces and toss until thoroughly coated.
  3. Spread evenly on cookie sheet then place in preheated 400F oven and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until brown sugar is thoroughly melted on pecans. Remove and let cool.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: hors d’oerves

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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