The Best Salad We Ever Ate!

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Sweet, sour, tangy, creamy and crunchy--this is the ultimate salad. So many tastes and textured, we just love it. You can substitute strawberries for the apples. YUM! Also good with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp! Cooking time reflects the preparation of the pecans. It makes a lot, once you have them made, you have enough for several salads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Dressing: Put everything in container and shake.
  2. For the Pecans:.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F, beat the egg whites with salt until foamy.
  4. Add sugar Worcestershire, paprika, and cayenne.
  5. Fold in pecans and melted butter.
  6. Spread pecans over baking sheet.
  7. Bake 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool.
  9. Store pecans in an airtight container.
  10. Mix field greens, green onions, blue cheese, apple and pecans.
  11. Toss with dressing--to your taste.
  12. You will have leftover dressing and pecans.
Most Helpful

What a fantastic salad! I prepared the nuts a day in advance, and I was lucky to have any left for the salad, they are so good! I also made the dressing a day also. I used feta instead of blue cheese, served this with romaine lettuce. DH gave this "two thumbs up" we loved this liz, I can't wait to make this again, thanks for sharing such a great recipe!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz July 30, 2005

This salad is amazing! My husband made it for a big family gathering and he got rave reviews! It is sweet but not overly sweet. The blend of flavors is the best I've ever had.

Rochelle W. September 24, 2016

We all loved this salad! I made it the first time when I had a houseful of guests- it was a hit! The pecans are fantastic - hard to resist nibbling on the leftovers. I simply grated onion on a fine grater for the onion juice in the dressing recipe.

whitegables September 21, 2014