Chicken, Apple and Pecan Salad

by Sue Taggart

Tomorrow is Pecan Day! While we love pecan pie, we thought it’d be fun to incorporate pecans in a savory dish!

This salad is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures—sweet, tart, creamy and crunchy. An elegant start to a meal, or a robust lunchtime salad.

Serves 2:

1          medium Granny Smith apple

4 oz    spring mix salad greens

1          Belgium endive head, leaves

1 c       cooked chicken breast cut into 1/2″ squares

1/2 c   pecan halves

2 oz    crumbled blue cheese


2 tbsp    almond oil

2 tbsp    rice wine vinegar

zest of half an orange for garnish

Wash all the salad greens and dry on paper towels or in a spinner. Put onto two large serving plates and add 3-4 endive leaves to each plate. Thinly slice the apple and arrange on top of the greens. Add the chicken, blue cheese and pecans. Sprinkle with the oil and vinegar and fresh orange zest. Enjoy!

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