Today, I have a nice spring salad for you. The weather is finally warm and as soon as I finish my post I am going for a walk. The wonderful folks at the Green Valley Pecan Company sent me some delicious pecans to try and I decided to use them in this salad. I also used some of Trader Joe’s poppy seed dressing which has the perfect amount of tangyness and sweetness. I toasted the pecans to bring out the flavor and crunchiness. In order not to heat up my whole house with the oven, I toasted them lightly in a frying pan. See these beauties. They also gave the salad a nice crunchiness.
I am so excited as I just booked a family trip to NYC. We will be going for a long weekend and staying in midtown so I welcome any restaurant suggestions that you might have. We are hoping to get some good pizza and maybe eat at a few casual ethnic restaurants. Time for my walk!
1 (6 oz) bag baby spinach
1/2 cup toasted pecans,
1 cup canned mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
Toss all ingredients together in a big salad bowl. Enjoy