When you’re looking for a refreshing side to cool you off in the heat of the night, here’s a super simple, summery, light salad. Pick your favorite mixed greens – with herbs if you like– to combine with red onion, strawberries and candied pecans. Flavors that play so well off of each other – the tiniest heat, and a little sweet.
1.Combine dressing ingredients in a dressing shaker. Cover and shake to combine.
2.In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, strawberries and candied pecans*.
3.Add dressing to taste. Toss and serve immediately.
4.* To candy your pecans, mix 1-1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne in a skillet with a 1/2 tablespoon of water. Heat until sugar is mostly melted and add pecans. Once the caramel begins to stiffen, remove from heat. Remove nuts from pan and let cool.
5 cups mixed greens, loosely packed
1/2 pint of strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced