This salad is must at my Thanksgiving dinner.  I had a family reunion at my place and this salad was a big hit. My daughter tried to make it and she said it came out exactly perfect.

1    Bag Ready Spring Mix Salad
1    Small Garden Cucumber
1    Small Tomato
1    Big Orange
2    TBsp Pecans
1    Small Pear (red are sweet)
2    TBsp Dried Cranberries
1    TBsp Parmesan Cheese
Sprinkle Virgin Olive Oil Vinaigrette
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

How to Prepare:

  1. Wash salad spring mix by rinsing in water and letting it dry for a couple of hours on a towel.
  2. Cube tomato and cucumber and pear.
  3. Peel and cube orange.
  4. Toss in spring mix the tomato, cucumber, orange, dried cranberry, pecans, cheese and pear.
  5. Mix it thoroughly and sprinkle with a little bit of oil vinaigrette, salt and pepper.



  • Spring mix is readily available. 
  • Sweet pecans are available in the store, also. Otherwise, in a small skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat, stir in 1 cup pecan halves and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Cook and stir until pecans are toasted and coated with sugar.
  • Plain pecans work just as well as the sugar-coated ones.