Smoked Pecan and Feta Salad

Mint Feta Arugula Salad
This recipe is provided by Dipper's Backyard BBQ Wars

This mint, feta and rocket salad recipe adds a fresh bright, fresh healthy element to your lunch or dinner. The home smoked pecans providing a unique crunch element.

When thinking salad there are a number of considerations including spicy, acidic, fatty, sweet, and fresh, this salad has all of these. Make your own dressing or use your favorite bottled dressing.

If you don’t have fresh rocket available, feel free to swap it out with spinach. Fresh goat cheese is a nice substitute for the feta.

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Mint Feta Arugula Salad
Mint, Feta, and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Seeds is light and fresh. It’s perfect served alongside Mustard Slathered Lamb Cutlets.

Smoked Pecan and Feta Salad Recipe

This recipe is provided by Dipper’s Backyard BBQ Wars.
Mint Feta Arugula Salad
This is a tasty and healthy salad that is a great option for your next outdoor event.
Preparation 25 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
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Smoked Pecans

  • 1 cup pecans

Mustard Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 3 tablespoons oil

Mint Salad

  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 orange segmented
  • 4 cups arugula

To Assemble

  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  • 1 chunk peach wood


Smoked Pecans

  • Place a piece of peach wood in a disposable pan poked with holes, place over a gas burner and wait until the wood starts to smoke. Reduce the heat and leave for 30 minutes.
    Alternatively: Spread the pecans on a plank and smoke in a smoker for 30 minutes.

Mustard Dressing

  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, and oil.

Mint Salad

  • In a large bowl mix together the mint, red onions, orange segments and rocket.

To Assemble

  • Dress the salad with the vinaigrette, top with the smoked pecans and feta. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 303mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 799IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 1mg

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