Pecan Salad Recipe

Roasted Yam & Pecan Salad Recipe

Roasted red onion and yams with a touch of brown sugar and pecans pair perfectly with our Fancy Greens salad.



  • 1 (7-oz.) package Fresh Express Fancy Greens
  • 1 large garnet yam, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 teaspoon, dried sage
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup blanched fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a rimmed baking sheet, toss yams, onion and sage with one Tablespoon oil, and season with salt, pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and brown sugar.
  • Roast until tender and browned, about 20 minutes, tossing once.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Gently toss together the Fresh Express Fancy Greens salad, yams, green beans and onions with poppyseed dressing to taste.
  • To serve, sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans.

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a serving bowl, whisk together vinegar, sour cream, honey, poppyseeds, chopped parsley and remaining oil.
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