Summer Berry Pecan Salad

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Fresh sweet berries, crisp greens, crunchy pecans and a drizzle of creamy poppyseed dressing all add up to one of our favorite summer berry salads.

While my boys haven’t always been the biggest salad fans, when this Berry Salad with Pecans and Poppyseed Dressing is on the table they are very happy to eat their salads.

Make the most of the season's fresh berries with this amazing Berry Pecan Salad! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

 

If you’ve been here for long, you likely have caught on that I adore fresh berries. I put them in desserts, breakfasts, lunches, in salads, and even in my salad dressings. And naturally, I eat them by the handful more than anything else. I love berries!

I’ve been making the most of the last of the summer’s berries with this amazing berry salad. This salad is my lunch as often as possible, all through the spring and summer. I’m pretty happy that there are still so many fresh berries available.

You can add some chicken to this salad for a heartier meal or serve it as a side dish for a casual dinner or barbecue.

To make this for a crowd, I like to layer everything on a giant platter, just because it’s so pretty that way. Serve the dressing on the side or toss right before serving.

Salad Recipes

Here are a few more of our favorite salads to try. This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a kid and adult favorite year-round. If you love fruit in your salads, this Peach Caprese Salad is a great one to try too.

Salad Snack On A Stick skewers are about as fun as a salad gets. Serve them ready to eat or set them out salad bar style and let people assemble their own.

Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad by The Food Charlatan and the Grilled Corn and Avocado Pasta Salad by Iowa Girl Eats both look delicious and they’re on my list to try soon.

This Berry Pecan Salad is filled with fresh fruit, sugared almonds, and creamy poppyseed dressing, it's one of the season's best salads! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

As written, this recipe will yield 1 1/2 cups of sugared pecans. They will keep nicely in an airtight container for several weeks.

Berry Salad Recipe

  1. MAKE THE PECANS: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pecans and stir to coat well. Saute the pecans until they are fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and continue stirring as the sugar melts and coats the nuts, about 5 minutes.
  2. After the sugar has caramelized and the nuts have turned a slightly deeper brown, remove from the heat and immediately spread the pecans on a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Let the pecans cool and then store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  4. MAKE THE SALAD: Layer spinach and berries into a bowl and sprinkle with pecans.
  5. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Summer Berry Pecan Salad

Fresh sweet berries, crisp greens, crunchy pecans and a drizzle of creamy poppyseed dressing all add up to one of our favorite salads.
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Servings: 1 salad, multiply as desired

Ingredients 

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach or spring mix
  • 6 fresh strawberries sliced
  • 8-10 fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugared pecans recipe below
  • Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
  • PECAN INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Instructions

  • TO MAKE THE SALAD:
  • Layer spinach and berries into bowl and sprinkle with pecans. Drizzle with poppyseed dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • TO MAKE THE PECANS:
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pecans and stir to coat well. Saute the pecans until they are fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and continue stirring as the sugar melts and coats the nuts, about 5 minutes.
  • After the sugar has caramelized and the nuts have turned a slightly deeper brown, remove from the heat and immediately spread the pecans on a piece of parchment paper. Let them cool and then store in an airtight container until ready to use. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe will yield 1 1/2 cups of sugared pecans. They will keep nicely in an airtight container for several weeks.
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{originally posted 3/6/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 8/27/18}

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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