Strawberry Pecan Romaine Salad

For a change or when strawberry season is over use orange segments (tinned or fresh mandarins) and toasted almonds.


2 heads romaine lettuce (outer leaves removed) torn into bite size pieces
3/4 cup pecan halves
1 cup fresh strawberries

Combine lettuce and strawberries in a bowl. Just before serving, toast pecan halves lightly in a non-stick pan (no grease) and sprinkle over salad.



3/4 cup light-flavoured oil (your choice; sunflower is nice)
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 small red onion
1 tsp dry mustard
2 Tbsp water

Whip ingredients together with a blender. Dressing can be made a day ahead. Present the dressing separately rather than mixing in.

Posted on September 8, 2015 and filed under salads.