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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.4
  • Total Fat: 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
  • Sodium: 241.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g

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Gorgonzola and Candied Pecan Salad

Submitted by: S318830

Introduction

I make room in my diet for the fat and calories of this salad. The fats are mostly good fats from the nuts, and oils. The mixing flavors of the gorgonzola, vinagrette, and candied pecans are incredible. I make room in my diet for the fat and calories of this salad. The fats are mostly good fats from the nuts, and oils. The mixing flavors of the gorgonzola, vinagrette, and candied pecans are incredible.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    4-6 cups of mixed salad greens (I use spring mix with spinach)
    1.5 cups of cherry tomatoes
    2 Tbsp Gorgonzola Cheese crumbles
    2 Tbsp candied pecans, crushed

    For the dressing:
    3 cloves garlic, pressed
    3 tsp finely minced fresh basil or cilantro
    3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup total of any combination: olive oil, grapeseed oil, flaxseed oil

Directions

Place the garlic and herbs in a waterproof 1 cup storage container. Add vinegar and oils, place the lid on, and shake contents until thoroughly combined. Each serving of dressing is 1 Tbsp.
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Put the salad greens, gorgonzola, pecans, and tomatoes in a large ziplock bag, add 2 Tbsp of the dressing, and then shake vigorously until all the greens are equally coated. It's the best way to get the dressing flavor on all the leaves without overdoing it.
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Makes 2 servings of salad with a lot of extra dressing for next time.
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I use individually frozen cubes of garlic and herbs I buy at Trader Joe's or other select food stores. The cubes make this the easiest recipe in the world. If you use cubes, just use 3 cubes each of garlic and the herb. Refrigerate for next time.

Note: I don't like fruit in my salads, but for those of you who do, you could add poached pears, dried cherries or cranberries, etc.

Number of Servings for the dressing: 18


Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user S318830.






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