Baby Greens with Grapes, Hot-Sweet Pecans and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

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Baby Greens with Grapes, Hot-Sweet Pecans and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 oz. wt. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup crumbled)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. wt. baby greens salad mix, or a mix of your favorite lettuces (about 6 big handfuls)
  • 2 cups seedless California grapes, separated and rinsed

Preparation

Preparation

1 Butter a metal cookie sheet and set aside.

2 In non-stick frypan, combine first set of ingredients. Bring to boil over medium-high heat.

3 Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Mixture will be bubbly and foamy looking BE CAREFUL THIS IS EXTREMELY HOT! Add pecan halves and stir while cooking for one and 1/2 minutes.

4 Remove pecans to cookie sheet and spread to separate. Let cool thoroughly.