With it being a million and one degrees here, we have been eating a lot of salads. Not just plain salads, I like to have a bunch of delicious items in there. This is one of my most favorite combos lately:
Mixed greens or spinach
For the pecans, I follow Our Best Bites easiest method ever. Simply use 1/2 the amount of sugar to nuts. For this salad that fed 15 people, I used 1 cup pecans and 1/2 cup sugar. Place both ingredients in a pan over medium heat and keep stirring, especially once the sugar begins to melt. Once the nuts begin to brown, dump them on a piece of parchment paper. Best candied nuts ever!