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Arugula and Curried Pecan Salad

Arugula and Curried Pecan SaladThis delicious recipe is by Food Network celebrity, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, courtesy of Fisher Nuts.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup Fisher Chef's Naturals Pecan Halves
2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 package (5 ounces) Arugula
1 orange, peeled and broken into sections
2 ounces aged Gouda cheese, thinly shaved

Cooking Directions:

  1. Pan fry the pecans: In a small bowl, combine the curry powder and sugar. Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the pecans. Gently fry them in the oil until they turn golden brown, two to three minutes. Drain the oil and add the nuts to the curry mixture. Toss to blend; and set aside.
  2. Make the dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the sherry vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard. Whisk in the olive oil, canola oil and salt to taste. Set aside.
  3. Assemble the salad: Toss the arugula in the dressing. Stir in the pecans, orange segments and Gouda cheese. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.
Prep Time: 10 minutes.

Recipe and photograph provided by Fisher Nuts via Brandpoint Content; Copyright 1996-2015.