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Caramelized Pecans and Gorgonzola Salad

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“A cool and refreshing salad. Looks impressive, but easy to prepare.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
2-4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Salad
  • 1 bag mixed baby greens
  • gorgonzola, crumbled (as much as you like)
  • balsamic vinaigrette, bottled or homemade
  • 1 red pear, cored and sliced horizontally
  • Caramelized pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 12 cups pecans
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Caramelized pecans: Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When butter is melted, add pecans and sugar, stir to combine.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts around the pecans and is a caramel color – this happens very fast.
  4. Remove pecans with a slotted spoon and spread in a single layer on a sheet of lightly buttered foil.
  5. Cool completely and break up into pieces as needed.
  6. Salad: Mix first 4 ingredients, toss well to coat lettuce.
  7. Place sliced pears in a fan shape on side of plate.
  8. Serve immediately.

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