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Oh, the joys of fresh lettuce! Tender and crispy greens never looked or tasted so good in nutritious and fresh recipes. Although the most common way to use lettuce is in a salad, we have some other creative ways to sneak in a natural portion of lettuce into your meals.

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By Foodiewife, A Feast for the Eyes

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (3 Votes)
Special Green Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese & Candied Pecans 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 15

  • DRESSING:
  • Gourmet Salad Greens (I use a spring mixture of red lettuce, romaine & frisee)
  • 1 pear, peeled cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup candied pecans
  • 3 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • CANDIED PECANS:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 cups nuts (I use pecans)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional: cayenne pepper, to taste, instead of cinnamon

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