Pecans are the most versatile tree nut — they can be eaten alone — raw, roasted or flavored — as a healthy, delicious snack or they can enhance almost any recipe as an ingredient. Pecans are perfect as a topping or ingredient in salads, vegetables, yogurt, oatmeal, sauces, breads and, of course, every kind of dessert. Store pecans in the freezer and have them on hand year-round.

Roasted Vegetable Pecan Salad

Roasted Vegetable Pecan Salad

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2 medium zucchini 2 medium summer squash 1 red onion 4 plum tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped pecans 4 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 2 - 3 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar 4 cups mixed salad greens 24 pecan halves Parmesan cheese shavings (optional)


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets. Cut zucchini and summer squash lengthwise in half, then cut each half crosswise into large chunks (about 1 1/2-inch thick). In medium bowl, toss zucchini and squash with chopped pecans, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread mixture in a single layer on one baking sheet. Set aside. Cut red onion into 1-inch thick wedges and place in same bowl. Cut tomatoes lengthwise into quarters and add to onion. Toss onion and tomatoes with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread mixture in a single layer on second baking sheet. Roast all vegetables 5 minutes. Turn vegetables and pecans and roast 4 - 5 minutes longer or until most of the vegetables are just tender and lightly browned-do not overcook. Combine all the vegetables and chopped pecans in a large bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and gently stir. To serve, divide salad greens among plates. Top each with a mixture of vegetables and chopped pecans. Pour any liquid in bowl over vegetables. Garnish each serving with 3 pecan halves and, if desired, Parmesan cheese.


Calories : 237 Polyunsaturated : Total Carbohydrates : 17
Total Fat : 17 Trans Fat : Dietary Fiber : 5
Cholesterol : 0 Saturated Fat : 0 Protein : 5
Monounsaturated Fat : Sodium : 291  

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