South African Pink Lady, Stilton And Caramelised Pecan Salad..

Are you looking for a nice and tasty salad ideas?

Fancy something with a crunch?

How about trying out this South African Pink Lady, Stilton & Caramelised Pecan Salad?

South African Pink Lady, Stilton And Caramelised Pecan Salad:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 2 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 80g bag watercress
  • 150g young spinach leaves
  • 2 South African Pink Lady apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
  • 50g raisins or sultanas
  • 150g Stilton cheese, broken into chunks
  • 80g pecan nuts
  • 10g butter
  • 1 tsp caster sugar 
  • Pinch of sea salt flakes 


  • 4 tbsp walnut oil
  • tsp Dijon mustard
  • tbsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of salt, sugar and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Rinse and drain the watercress and spinach leaves thoroughly, then share them between 4 serving plates.
  2. Toss the apple slices in lemon juice and arrange them on the salads with the celery, raisins or sultanas and Stilton cheese.
  3. Heat the pecans in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes, then add the butter and sugar. Cook for another few seconds to melt the butter and sugar, then remove from the heat after another few seconds when a little smoke begins to rise. Cool slightly, then add the sea salt.
  4. Make the dressing by mixing together the walnut oil, mustard and vinegar. Season with a pinch of salt, sugar and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Scatter the pecans over the salads and drizzle the dressing on top. Serve at once.

Cook’s tip:

  • Try using sliced South African pears instead of apples – or use a combination of apples and pears. Not keen on blue cheese? Try a soft goat’s cheese or Cheshire cheese instead.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of South Africa Fruits.

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Claire Justine
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  1. Suza
    1st April 2016 / 8:59 am

    looks so wonderful

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