Spiced Salad

Spiced-SaladThis salad is a nice presentation and blend of colors and is a great choice for a ladies’ luncheon. Or add a grilled chicken breast for a lovely light supper.

Don’t let the Sugar and Spice Pecans put you off of making this. You can substitute Trader Joe’s Spiced Pecans, or this Sugar and Spice Pecan recipe can be made months in advance to use when needed.

Spiced Salad

Recipe adapted from Cooks.com

Author Jurga



  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, cut or torn into
  • 1 bag spinach, or any mixed greens of your choice
  • 3 fresh Mandarin oranges or tangerines, peeled and divided into small segments
  • 1 cup black or red grapes, halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed
  • 6 ounces Sugar and Spice Pecans, or toasted slivered almonds


  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons minced chives, dried or fresh
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Toss together lettuce, spinach, oranges and grapes in a salad bowl.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well.
  3. Add dressing to the lettuce mixture until you have the greens coated to your liking.
  4. Garnish with avocado and nuts.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Tips:
  • Pair this salad with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp for a beautiful presentation and complete meal.
  • Canned mandarin oranges, chilled and drained, can be used instead of fresh oranges.

Recipe adapted from Cooks.com

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