Quentin Bacon
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Makes 6 servings

The pecans add a sweet, crunchy topping and plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Recipe Is:

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly rub a cookie sheet with olive oil; set aside. Heat a large saucepan over low heat; add butter and sugar. Simmer a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture darkens. Gently stir in pecans until well-coated; be careful not to splash yourself. Transfer nuts to cookie sheet; use the back of a spoon to separate them into one layer. Allow to cool so caramel hardens.

Step 2

Combine orange zest, orange juice, mustard, vinegar, and oil in a large salad bowl; stir well with a whisk. Have a taste--you want a nice balance between the vinegar and the oil. Adjust, if needed, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Add apples and greens to dressing. Break cooled pecans apart; add half to bowl. Toss mixture gently with your hands. Top with remaining crumbled pecans. Divide among 6 plates; serve.

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