Spicy Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by SharleneW

Here is your solution if you are looking for a special salad for your dinner party. Be aware this serves 16--resize if you are serving a smaller group. You might also want to try adding pear slices, fresh raspberries or avocado slices.

Top Review by chia2160

just delicious! i halved the recipe and used 1/2 arugula and 1/2 romaine. i added a thinly sliced anjou pear. the pecans were a bonus

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients.
  2. Place lettuce in a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions, and Spicy Pecans.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss gently to coat.
  5. For Spicy Pecans: Stir together sugar, butter, orange juice, salt, cinnamon, red pepper and ground mace in a heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring until butter melts and sugar dissolves.
  6. Remove from heat and add nuts; toss to coat.
  7. Place pecan mixture in a single layer in an aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10-inch jelyroll pan.
  8. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan on wire rack, separating pecans with a fork.
  10. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.

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