Hazelnut Blue Pecan Salad4 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 45 min
“Here's a light salad with big flavor that pairs perfectly with steak or seafood.” - by betsyjane
Original recipe yields 2 servings
- Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat egg whites until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl. Gradually add the sugar, continuing to beat until medium peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the tip of the peak formed by the egg whites should curl over slightly. Fold in cayenne pepper and salt. Add the pecans and stir until coated. Spread the mixture evenly on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10 minutes, then turn the pecan pieces. Bake another 10 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes.
- Mound two cups of salad greens on each plate. Sprinkle each serving with 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, then drizzle with a teaspoon of hazelnut oil. Top each salad with a cup of toasted pecans.
Amount Per Serving (2 total)
- 1039 cal
- 95.3 g
- 36.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (4)Rate This Recipe
"This is my first recipe submission, so I wanted to add a couple of comments. First, my original recipe uses baby arugula, which gives it even more flavor. Since it is hard to find in some stores, I us..." See moreed mixed greens. Also, the recipe makes enough pecans for several salads. I might put a 1/4 to 1/3 cup as a topper on each salad."
"Overall a tasty salad. With my first bite, I kind of missed the acidity and thought I'd like it more with the addition of vinegar or lemon juice. The more I ate it, the more I liked it as is. I took t..." See morehe recipe submitter's advice and made it with arugula, since it is readily available in my local grocery store. The salty gorgonzola compliments the sweet pecans and peppery arugula perfectly. I liked how the pecans were toasted with the egg white mixture. They turn out really crunchy. Next time I will add a bit more cayenne since I couldn't really taste any spicyness. For optimum flavor, make sure you get a piece of pecan and some gorgonzola in each bite!"
"This salad is so simple yet delicious! I was afraid my husband wouldn't like it because he usually doesn't like this type of cheese, but he loved it as much as I did. I have made this with spring mi..." See morex of lettuce. I have not been able to find hazlenut oil yet. A good quality of olive oil and balsamic vinegar lightly drizzled over top works well too."
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