Strawberry Pecan Salad

    20 minutes

    The perfect summer salad! It is composed of salad greens, pecans, strawberries and spiced up with mustard and vinegar.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
    • 8 cups mixed salad greens
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Whisk together the oil, sugar, poppy seeds, garlic powder, dry mustard and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.
    2. In a salad bowl, combine the mushrooms and mixed greens; add dressing and toss. Sprinkle with strawberries and pecans.

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    This is the BEST Strawberry Salad on this site!!! The dressing is what does it - although I leave out the poppy seeds - just personal preference! My hubby doesn't care for strawberry's but will eat this salad without a problem, so will my 2 y/o. I've also added some chopped avocado or left out the mushrooms if I didn't have any....still a great salad! It's fine with just romaine lettuce and instead of chopped pecans (yummy) I find myself tossing in a handful of sunflower seed for a change also. I prefer the dressing at room temperature and I think it thickens up bit this way also. My alsolute favorite salad and it's converting alot of friends and family to salad eating too!  -  22 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used extra virgin reserve olive oil in this recipe as I always do for salad dressings because it is the best, however, next time I make this I will use vegetable oil as the recipe states. The olive oil was too heavy for the salad and I felt like I didn't do it justice. Toast the pecans in the microwave for a minute and a half for another added dimension. Next time I will cut the sugar down even more.  -  23 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made the dressing for this salad and used it on spinach, mangoes and candied pecans and it was delicious. Every single person I made this salad for has asked for the recipe since then!  -  01 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)