Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Zesty Spring Salad

From the Favorites Cookbook

1/3 c pecan pieces
2 T sugar
1/2 head green leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, torn into pieces
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced 
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1 cup strawberries, halved
1 avocado, chopped

1/3 c vegetable oil
2 T sugar
zest and juice of 1 orange
zest and juice of 2 limes

Caramelize pecans by mixing with sugar in small skillet over low heat until sugar melts.  Spread on foil and cool, then break into pieces.  

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.

Toss salad ingredients together with pecan pieces, add dressing to coat and serve.  

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