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Texas Pecan and Avocado Salad Mixes Two Favorites

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Avocados go great with pecans in this salad.

Texans love pecans and avocados. So, why not use the two together? That’s the secret of this simple salad, which can be made any time of year, yet it has an appealing array of spring colors. It comes from Southern Living’s latest cookbook, “1001 Ways to Cook Southern” (Oxmoor House, $34.95).

Texas Pecan and Avocado Salad

1 head Bibb lettuce
2 avocados, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
Tangy Dijon Dressing (recipe follows)

Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Top evenly with avocados and bell pepper slices; sprinkle with pecans. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing.

Makes 8 servings.

Tangy Dijon Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Makes about 2/3 cup dressing.

From Southern Living’s “1001 Ways to Cook Southern”

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5 Responses to “Texas Pecan and Avocado Salad Mixes Two Favorites”

  1. Scotti Ruhlman says:

    Live in Sedona, AZ. Love your recipes. Is there any way you can do a “print copy” on your recipe page, so I can print the recipe w/o printing out the whole webpage? Thanks

    • John Griffin says:

      Our web people are working on it

    • Hi Scott – You live in my old stomping grounds – I was a reporter in Flagstaff from 1981-1985. Maybe we’ve discussed this already? I love that area and it’s fun that someone in AZ is checking out our recipes. The print issue should be resolved by Friday, as we will have our capable, helpful, and very nice web folks captive for 2 entire hours to work on stuff! Thanks for reading…Bonnie

  2. Jane Marke says:

    Glad to know that you are working on “print copy”.