Roasted Vegetable and Georgia Pecan Salad

  • Yield 4 servings

A lovely combination of summer vegetables are roasted in the oven, dashed with balsamic vinegar and served on salad greens with pecans.

Georgia Pecan Commission


2 medium zucchini
2 medium summer squash
1 red onion
4 plum tomatoes
3/4 cup chopped Georgia pecans
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 to 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
4 cups mixed salad greens
24 Georgia pecan halves
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shavings (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400F. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
  2. Cut zucchini and summer squash lengthwise in half, then cut each half crosswise into large chunks (about 1 1/2-inch thick). In medium bowl, toss zucchini and squash with chopped pecans, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread mixture in a single layer on one baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Cut red onion into 1-inch thick wedges and place in same bowl. Cut tomatoes lengthwise into quarters and add to onion. Toss onion and tomatoes with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread mixture in a single layer on second baking sheet.
  4. Roast all vegetables 5 minutes. Turn vegetables and pecans and roast 4 to 5 minutes longer or until most of the vegetables are just tender and lightly browned-do not overcook. Combine all the vegetables and chopped pecans in a large bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and gently stir.
  5. To serve, divide salad greens among plates. Top each with a mixture of vegetables and chopped pecans. Pour any liquid in bowl over vegetables. Garnish each serving with 3 pecan halves and, if desired, Parmesan cheese.

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Pecan Commission



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