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Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans

and a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

Salads are one of those things that just make me happy, inside and out, especially when they are full of color, contrasting textures and flavors and lots of crunch. This one was so good the first time I made it for a lunch at work, I had to make it again.

This pretty salad is, by the way, an excellent diversion for keeping you awake through a dry, boring lunchtime webinar. If it weren’t for this salad, I definitely would have fallen asleep!

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans


    For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup pepper jelly (such as Uncle Gary's)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad
  • Mixed Greens
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Red onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sweet mini pepper, seeded and sliced
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Toasted pecan halves, chopped roughly
  • Balsamic vinaigrette


  1. Mix the pepper jelly, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and garlic powder together in a bowl until well mixed. Whisk the dressing while adding the olive oil in a thin stream. Set the dressing aside while you make the salad.
  2. Fill your salad plate or bowl most of the way with greens.
  3. Tuck in lots of cucumber slices, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and sweet pepper slices.
  4. Crumble a bit of feta cheese on top, and sprinkle with toasted pecans.
  5. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy.

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at What’d You Do This Weekend?Mop it Up Mondays, Manic Monday, Try a New Recipe TuesdayWonderful Food Wednesday and Everyday Mom’s Meals.

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2 Responses

  1. This looks amazing! My hubby and I love a good salad. 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. 🙂

    March 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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