Decadent Strawberry Salad

Salad season is in full swing so we’ve decided to share a few of our favorite recipes over the next few weeks. First up is this decadent strawberry salad. Our sister, Helen introduced us to this scrumptious salad and it’s been a favorite ever since.

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What You’ll Need:


Salad Dressing:

1 c Diced Red Onion

2 c Canola Oil

1 c White Sugar

2/3 c White Vinegar

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

2 tsp Salt


Spring Mix


1 c Pecans

1 c White Sugar






I usually start this salad by making the candied pecans. You’ll want to warm a frying pan on low/medium and mix the pecans and sugar until the sugar melts. You have to consistently stir or else you will burn both pecans and your pan, so make sure to do this ahead when you can have undivided attention. Once the sugar is melted, you can spread the pecans out onto foil to cool.

Next, it’s time to make the salad dressing. Blend all dressing ingredients together and store in air tight containers in your fridge until ready to serve. This makes a lot of dressing so you usually only need half for a large salad. I usually make a full batch as it keeps well in the fridge for a week, which also means you can prepare beforehand if you like.

When you’re ready to serve layer salad ingredients on a platter, drizzle the dressing and top with the candied pecans. You can play around with amounts of salad dressings to whatever you like. I like lots of cucumbers and feta!

Be prepared to dazzle your taste buds and your guests, this is a winner every time!

9 Responses to “Decadent Strawberry Salad”

  1. Janna Says:

    I think I know what I’m making for dinner tonite! Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. LB Says:

    This salad looks delicious! :)

  3. Lisa Says:

    OMG, the strawberry salad not only looks delicious it IS! Just made and had for dinner tonight Thanks for sharing the recipe :- ) Thanks for all of your helpful info,keep up the great work

  4. Emily Says:

    Thanks guys, glad you liked this post!

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