Butter Lettuce Salad with Candied Pecans

Don’t let the long ingredients list scare you away!  This lovely salad is one of my very favorites and completely  worth the (minimal) trouble. And you can make a big batch of the candied pecans ahead of time!


Yields6 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time8 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

Salad
 1 head butter lettuce, gently torn
 1 apple (preferably Pink Lady), unpeeled and sliced thinly
 3 tbsp currants or dried cranberries
 ¼ cup red onion, sliced thinly
Candied Pecans
 ½ cup raw pecans
  cup brown sugar
 2 tbsp water
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Dressing
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 ½ tbsp canola oil
 2 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Make the Candied Pecans
1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2

Add the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper to a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Add the pecans and stir for 2 minutes.

3

Transfer the coated pecans to a sheet of cookie sheet lined with wax paper and bake for 6 minutes at 350°F.

Make the Dressing
4

Whisk all dressing ingredients together to combine.

Make the Salad
5

Toss the dressing, candied pecans, apple slices, and lettuce together.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 101mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1.5g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Salad
 1 head butter lettuce, gently torn
 1 apple (preferably Pink Lady), unpeeled and sliced thinly
 3 tbsp currants or dried cranberries
 ¼ cup red onion, sliced thinly
Candied Pecans
 ½ cup raw pecans
  cup brown sugar
 2 tbsp water
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Dressing
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 ½ tbsp canola oil
 2 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp salt

Directions

Make the Candied Pecans
1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2

Add the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper to a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Add the pecans and stir for 2 minutes.

3

Transfer the coated pecans to a sheet of cookie sheet lined with wax paper and bake for 6 minutes at 350°F.

Make the Dressing
4

Whisk all dressing ingredients together to combine.

Make the Salad
5

Toss the dressing, candied pecans, apple slices, and lettuce together.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Candied Pecans
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