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Summer Salad

This recipe is from Pamela Fitzpatrick and Michael Grieb of Fox and Abel market in Chicago. They shared it with Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius channel 112).

Summer Salad

Source: Radio, June Summer 2008


  • 1 bag red leaf lettuce or spring mix
  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 cup seasonal vegetables, medium dice
  • 1/2 cup Fox & Abel balsamic vinaigrette
  • 4 slices Neuske's bacon, cooked, cooled, and crumbled
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Turbinado sugar


  1. Toss the vegetables and fruit with the vinaigrette and refrigerate for about an hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, toss the pecans in the melted butter and then in the sugar

  3. Spread the coated pecans out on a lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, until the coating is shiny

  4. Cool and store covered at room temperature.

Cook's Note

To serve: Place the greens in a serving bowl. Top with the fruits, veggies, and vinaigrette. Garnish with the nuts and bacon.

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