Both beautiful in presentation and taste, this salad uses fresh berries in summer (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries), and orange segments in winter. Anytime of year this composed salad will bring rave reviews.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

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  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.

  • Meanwhile, place pecans in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pecans until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • In a blender, combine the red wine vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil, onion, mustard, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.

  • Arrange lettuce on serving plates. Top with grilled chicken slices, strawberries, and pecans. Drizzle with the dressing to serve.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; 46 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 428 mg sodium. 23.2 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
I used strawberries raspberries and mandarin oranges in addition to the toasted pecans. Cut the sugar in half for the dressing. I thought the dressing looked funny after blending but wow this was a great salad. Also marinated the chicken breast in a mixture of white wine vinegar orange juice garlic and herb seasoning blend and a little olive oil. YUM. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2013
I made the dressing with pomegranate balsamic vinegar and a little over 1/2 the sugar and only 1/2 the oil. I also added a handful of fresh raspberries. I liked it but the family wasn't crazy about it. I probably won't make it again. Read More
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261 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 216
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
I used strawberries raspberries and mandarin oranges in addition to the toasted pecans. Cut the sugar in half for the dressing. I thought the dressing looked funny after blending but wow this was a great salad. Also marinated the chicken breast in a mixture of white wine vinegar orange juice garlic and herb seasoning blend and a little olive oil. YUM. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2003
Oh MY! This was absolutely DELIGHTFUL! I had accidentally run out of red wine vinegar so used a raspberry vinegar instead... it was wonderful. I used oranges and when you took a bite with bits of each the explosion of flavor in your mouth was pure extasy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
This is the BEST salad I work as a Food Service Manger in an Institute...and when ever we have guests we use this salad as a house salad for the fruit we use mandarin oranges grapes raisins we use either pecans or almonds roasted in butter and brown sugar...ummmmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
Don't pass this one by!!! Yum! This will be my new favorite meal to pack for lunch. I used canned pineapple because that's what I had and it was perfect. The dressing is great - I cut the amount of oil about in half so it is not so full of fat. I have tried this dressing over a number of different salads. It's great with baby spinach fresh pears and feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
Good I am doing low carb so I used 4 packets of Splenda instead of sugar and used spinach instead of bibb lettuce. I used 2 strawberries and cut them into thin slices to lower the carb count. I will make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
Delicious. There's no need to make a full recipe of dressing. I made a half recipe (also reducing the sugar by another half) and it was more than enough. I used two of those ready-to-eat bags of mixed greens and tossed them in the dressing before putting them on the plate. It was so healthy-tasting and fun. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2010
Love!! This is a great recipe as it is. The only changes I made were subbing a Spring mix salad blend for the Bibb lettuce and adding feta cheese. I made this with strawberries but it would be great with other fruits as well. The sweet and tangy dressing was just right. I loved that it came together easily with ingredients from my pantry. The toasted pecans added flavor and a nice crunch. It was a nice light meal that was perfect for a summer evening on the deck. I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2004
This was an awesome salad! the dressing was amazing however i did cut the sugar in half and it was still wonderful! I also sprinkled some star pastini over it and fried tortilla strips to go with it. The pecans taste wonderful if you toast them in just a little bit of butter and also salt. Love the recipe and will definitely make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
This is very similar to one of my favorite salads that they serve at a local restaurant. The recipe tasted almost exactly the same except I wouldn't have added as much vegetable oil to the dressing...it tasted too much like it. Strawberries are my favorite in it and I always add chicken. Read More
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