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Maple Pecan Salad

Maple Pecan Salad



Servings: 6
Calories: 320 kcal
How do you pronounce “pecan”? pi-kän or pi-kan or pē-kan


Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • 1 apple, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 8 cups mixed greens (or baby spinach)
  • 4 oz havarti cheese, cut into 1/4” cubes
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries (or dried mixed berries)


  1. In a container with a lid, add dressing ingredients and shake well. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, toss sliced apple in lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside.
  3. In a small skillet, toast pecans over medium heat, stirring frequently until slightly browned. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add spinach and toss with dressing adding a little at time until lightly coated. Add the remaining ingredients and gently toss a couple times. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Makes 6 Servings

Nutrition for dressing alone per tbsp (30g) calories 140, total fat 13g (sat fat 1g), cholesterol 0mg, sodium 95mg, total carbs 6g (fiber 0g, sugars 5g), protein 0g

Reduced calorie version Substitute 2 tbsp canola oil with water to reduce calories to 80 and fat to 6g

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.1©, 2016. All nutrition information should be considered approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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