Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mango Pecan Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This salad is incredible: orange glazed pecans, fresh mango and crisp bacon tossed with romaine and a light, citrus vinaigrette.  This is some serious salad.

Here are your main ingredients. The orange glazed pecans are a delicacy all by themselves. Be careful not to nibble on too many--they're for the salad! 

Maple Pecan Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
1 medium head of Romaine lettuce, shredded
2 cups fresh mango, cubed
1 cup Orange Glazed Pecans (recipe below)
6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
1/3 cup Orange Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe below)

Toss lettuce, mango, pecans, and bacon in a large salad bowl.  Mix in dressing right before serving. 

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
1/8 cup salad oil (I used avocado oil; canola or other mild-flavored oil would work)
1/8 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 medium orange)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
Whisk together until fully incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Orange Glazed Pecans
1 cup pecan halves
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon water

In a small microwave-safe dish, melt butter in microwave (about 20 sec).  Stir in remaining ingredients and microwave on high 90 seconds, stirring halfway through. Spread on wax paper to cool.

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  1. Mango's are one of my favourite fruits and give such a zing to a salad. This recipe looks delish!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  2. Mango is my favorite too! It's so beautiful and so good for you! This salad looks delicious! Pinning and sharing! Thanks so much for linking up on Merry Monday Linky! See you again next week I hope! Julia

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday linky party last week. We hope to see you again this week.

    Have a wonderful week!!

  4. I think I'm drooling!! Sharing this one on my facebook page!! Yum!!