Spinach, Arugula and Apple Salad With Soy Sauce Toasted Pecans


With the summery weather here in Texas, I am increasing more salads in our menu.  Salads do not have to be so boring, especially with the availability of so many different salad greens in the markets.  One of my favorite combination of salad greens is spinach and arugula.  This Spinach Arugula Salad tossed together with thinly sliced apples and Soy Sauce Toasted Pecans explodes in your mouth with the saltiness of the pecans and sweetness of the apples.  My mouth is watering just sitting here typing the recipe.  Are you ready to enjoy this wonderful salad --or are you willing to take it to a main course, serving it with some wonderful grilled chicken?



Spinach, Arugula and Apple Salad With Soy Sauce Toasted Pecans

 Pecans
1 cup pecan halves
2 tablespoons butter, melted (optional)
1 tablespoon lite soy sauce

Salad
5 oz. pkg. fresh organic baby spinach and arugula salad mix
1 small granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
2-4 oz. Newman's Own Olive Oil & Vinegar Dressing
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon course black pepper to taste
2 oz. shaved Parmesan

Preheat oven 300 degrees F.  In a small bowl, add pecans, butter, and soy sauce; toss well.  Lift pecans out of the bowl with a slotted spoon and place on a foiled lined sheet pan.  Roast in the oven for 15 minutes moving them around in the pan after 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan and let cool.

Place the spinach, arugula, and apple, in a large salad bowl and toss with some of  you favorite vinaigrette. Divide the salad among 2 serving plates, salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with shaved Parmesan and pecans. Serve immediately.

Note:  You can substitute different kinds of sweet tart apples in the salad.

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18 comments :

  1. Looks delicious! I am a big fan of arugula. My parents grow it like weeds in their backyard and is always in abundance during the summer. Sadly, I don't have any fresh arugula growing in my backyard in Cleveland, but I'm going to share this recipe with my parents. And I'll give this a try the next time I pick up a bag of arugula at the store.

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  2. Kay, what a beautiful salad! Nice combination of flavors.

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  3. Great combination...so healthy:)

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  4. What a great salad. The toasted pecans really make it special.
    Happy Foodie Friday.

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  5. I'm always looking for new ways to eat arugula (which I love). Thanks for this!

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  6. That looks so delicious!

    I'm visiting here from Finer Things Friday. I would love if you would share your salad at my food blog hop, "Friday Food Fight". Hope to see you in the ring!

    http://deniseisrundmt.com/2011/06/17/sorry-ice-cream-im-dreaming-of-a-different-dessert/

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  7. Hi Kay,
    This is a beautiful salad, just full of flavor. I love the arugula and the toasted pecans. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen

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  8. That salad looks so delicious and flavorful! Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.
    Katie

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  9. Oh yes! The grilled chicken on top sounds fabulous. This is perfect for a cool summer dinner. Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week!

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  10. Mmmm!!! This is my kind of salad!! Looks so yummy and the perfect summer dish!

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  11. This looks delish as well, I've been looking for a few recipes to use with spinach! Thanks for linking this to Unwasted Homemaking :)!

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  12. Love,Love,Love! Please share this on Delicious Dishes

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  13. This looks and sounds like such a wonderful flavour combination! Do you think it would also work well with maple toasted pecans?

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  14. Yes...I do think that the maple toasted pecans would be delicious. Can't go wrong with any nuts in the salad.

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  15. Another great recipe, thanks for sharing with the Hearth n Soul!

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  16. Summer is a great time for salads. Love this one.

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  17. This looks absolutely delicious! Yum! Thank you for the recipe!

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  18. This is a beautiful, light and tasty salad. No wonder, we are featuring it on My Meatless Mondays, this coming Monday. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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