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Apple Pecan SaladApple and Pecan Salad

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

September 16, 2012


In anticipation of fall colors and flavors, here is a light autumn salad with delicious, in-season apples and pecans.



Makes 6 servings



  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups torn Bibb lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted pecans



  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat.


Nutrition Information

(Amount per serving)
Calories: 54
Calories from fat: 48%
Fat: 2.9 g
Saturated fat: 0.6 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Carbohydrate: 6.5 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
Iron: 0.3 mg
Sodium: 176 mg
Calcium: 35 mg


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