Candied Pecan, Maytag & Basil Salad

Candied Pecan, Maytag & Basil Salad

Candied Pecan, Maytag & Basil Salad

Naturally bright and sweet flavors of apple, grape and pecan balance perfectly with savory Maytag blue cheese and Basil Vinaigrette–great during any season!
Course Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bag Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix
  • 1 honey crisp apple thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Maytag blue cheese crumbled (can substitute for any blue cheese)
  • 1/2 cup grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup blended oil
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 shallot chopped


  • Place greens into a large salad bowl.
  • Add the grapes, pecans, and apples.
  • Drizzle salad with desired amount of dressing (save remainder up to two weeks in refrigerator).
  • Sprinkle salad with Maytag blue cheese and pecans.

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a food processor, blend all ingredients except for the oil.
  • When all ingredients are well blended, add the oil very slowly.
Made with
5-Lettuce Mix

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