Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Pecan Salad

Ohhh I love a good salad!

This is a refreshing dish for warm weather dining…

It’s full of contrasting flavors and textures

and you will want to dive right in

coleslaw salad

This salad is light and fresh, and can be a meal in itself or a side dish


This is a twist on coleslaw

with the addition of romaine lettuce, bacon and strawberries

Pecans add a little crunch

and it’s dressed with a yummy mustard maple vinaigrette

coleslaw salad with strawberries, bacon & pecans

Add some grilled chicken to make it a heartier main dish


Oh, did I mention that I snuck some bleu cheese in there too?

Totally optional, leave it out if you’re not a fan

coleslaw salad 1

It’s dressed with a light sweet mustard vinaigrette

to enhance all the different flavors

coleslaw salad

You can change up the ingredients any way you like,

substitute blueberries or blackberries,

try Swiss cheese instead of bleu,

add deli meat or rotisserie chicken,

dress with a fruit vinaigrette instead of sweet mustard vinaigrette…

Endless possibilities!

Strawberry Pecan Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern


Salad ingredients per serving

  • 3-4 crisp romaine leaves torn into bite size pieces
  • 1-2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1-2 slices cooked bacon torn into small pieces
  • 4-5 fresh strawberries cut into pieces
  • 8 pecan or praline pecans* chopped or halved
  • 1 oz bleu cheese crumbled

Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 T dijon mustard or any mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

Praline Pecans

  • pecan halves
  • brown sugar
  • Kosher salt



  • Toss ingredients to mix and dress with Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette

Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Mix ingredients in a small jar and shake to mix. Store in refrigerator for several weeks. Bring to room temperature or microwave 10-20 seconds to remix before serving. Makes about 1/2 cup

Praline Pecans

  • Sauté pecans in butter and brown sugar until sugar begins to caramelize, stirring constantly and removing from heat before pecans burn. Cool pecans on a piece of wax paper or parchment and sprinkle with salt
Keyword coleslaw, easy salad, fruity coleslaw, strawberry salad, summer salad


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35 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Pecan Salad”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    This salad is perfect timing with all the fresh strawberries so plentiful. We love our salads here, especially if you add bacon! Sometimes I make a light hearty meal by adding a few slices of grilled chicken. The vinaigrette sounds sounds delicious too. Adding strawberries to my grocery list……

  2. SO springy, and flavourful! I would love mine with lots of candied pecans and maybe some crisp bacon too :-)) This is a salad after my own heart!

  3. Martha says:

    How scrumptious! I’d definitely add chicken to make it a nice main dish meal. Saving! 🙂

  4. Looks so vibrant! love the crunch of the nuts!

  5. BERNADETTE says:

    I will be right over. YUM.

  6. That looks easy and delish, too! I like a crunchy salad and fruit is always a plus.

  7. YUM! I love a fresh salad. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Shelia says:

    Perfect! I just bought fresh organic strawberries! Love all the combinations you suggested. I was introduced to strawberries in a green salad at a church dinner–just never dawned on our family. Great for a spring or summer supper, Bama! Georgia Gal

  9. Jenna, that salad is so fresh and colorful. It would be perfect for a luncheon with friends. Now I am craving strawberries and pecans. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  10. Nancy says:

    What a yummy salad! Perfect for Spring and Summer! May have to serve when I have friends over next week.
    Thank you my friend… enjoy your day!

  11. Julie says:

    I love these kinds of salads in the spring and summer months. Thanks for the recipe to make it Jenna. Thanks also for the blog visit. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

  12. I have a salad for lunch almost every day and yours sounds like a good one. I would definitely use the bleu cheese, a nice combination with the strawberries.

  13. Yum! It looks so good. I’ll leave out the chicken, but everything else sounds wonderful!

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh yum! I love a good salad, would add a boiled egg too and pecans are a must, or walnuts if I’m out of pecans. I will pass on the bleu cheese, but I like a good poppyseed dressing or raspberry vinegerette also. Happy eating! 😋

    • Every time I post a recipe with bleu cheese I think of you Cyndi because I know you don’t like it…so my apologies! I love the stuff and sneak it into just about everything 😂

      • Cyndi Raines says:

        Haha, oh Miss Jenna, don’t worry about me, ha, I must be the odd duck because all 3 of my sister’s love it too! Glad you think about me though! That touched my heart! 😙Happy weekend! ♥️

  15. Kitty says:

    I eat a similar salad everyday for lunch, Jenna, and never get tired of it. I do make a balsamic dressing for mine, but I’d like to try yours with the maple syrup. Yum!

  16. BERNADETTE says:

    Hi there, I am new to this party. Strawberries are just coming to market here in NJ and I will definitely be making this delicious salad.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday,535, plus we just pinned it to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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