Field Greens Salad with Candied Pecans

Posted by juggernautPT on October 08, 2013

Field Greens Salad with Candied Pecans
10-6-2013

You know that eating lots of greens is key component to shrinking belly fat, so try this delicious field greens salad. Add a side of lean protein to this recipe, like sliced chicken breast, for the perfect, fitness-approved meal. Servings: 4 

Here's what you need...

For the Salad:

  • 1 Tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped organic pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut crystals
  • 4 cups organic, mixed greens
  • 1 Bosc pear, sliced

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar glaze
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • dash of pepper
  1. In a small pan, place the coconut oil over low heat. Once melted, add the pecans and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add the coconut crystals. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes, until the crystals have melted and the pecans are golden. Remove from heat, set aside.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar. Mix well.
  3. Divide the greens and sliced pears between 4 plates. Top with the candied pecans and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 196 calories, 14g fat, 49mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 2g protein. 

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