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Assorted Greens with Feta, Cinnamon Dusted Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

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    Assorted Greens with Feta, Cinnamon Dusted Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

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This recipe is a restaurant-quality salad of crisp, fresh greens, tangy feta cheese, juicy whole raspberries, and cinnamon-dusted, pan-toasted pecan halves.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • Cinnamon Dusted Pecans

    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands(r) Ground Saigon Cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    • 3/4 cup pecan halves

  • Raspberry Vinaigrette

    • 2/3 cup frozen, unsweetened raspberries
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands Ground Mustard
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 11/2 teaspoons Spice Islands Chives
    • dash Spice Islands Black Pepper
    • dash salt

  • Salad

    • 5 ounces salad greens
    • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • Fresh raspberries, optional



Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add pecans and stir constantly until pecans are lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and immediately add cinnamon-sugar mixture. Stir well to mix. Pour onto a foil-lined tray. Cool completely. Can be stored in airtight container for up to two weeks.


Combine raspberries, water, vinegar, corn syrup and ground mustard in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Gradually add oil. Stir in chives, pepper and salt. Chill until ready to serve.

Combine salad greens with feta cheese. Top with fresh raspberries, if desired. Drizzle with Raspberry Vinaigrette and top with Cinnamon-Dusted Pecans. Reserve remaining vinaigrette for another meal.

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Serving Size: Makes 5 Servings

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