Let’s face it. People once thought that pecans and healthy eating had about as much in common as Queen Elizabeth of England and Honey Boo Boo. However, that is a huge misconception. Pecans are not only delicious, but they are also good for you. If you want to look at all the “science stuff” that breaks it down for you, go to http://www.goldenkernel.com or http://www.ilovepecans.com You will find all the facts you need to persuade you that pecans are actually a great part of any diet.
So, you want a recipe? Of course, you do. After you try it, let me know what you think.
Spinach, Strawberry, and Pecan Salad
1 lb of fresh washed and dried spinach
1 pint of washed and halved strawberries
1/2 cup of hot toasted pecan halves ( Lightly toast on greased baking pan in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.)
1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
Combine the dressing ingredients Except the poppy seeds in a blender.
Add the poppy seeds by hand. Toss dressing with spinach, strawberries, and hot
toasted pecans. The hot nuts will slightly wilt the greens.