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Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

Today at the Farmer’s Market I got a great deal on pecan meal. Because it’s basically the toss-asides created during the shelling process, pecan meal cost half as much as the already shelled pecans. When I tweeted about my find, several people asked what I do with pecan meal.

A host of ideas leaped to mind: pecan crusted meat dishes, a couple of salad dressings I love, even pecan waffles! I made one of the salad dressings tonight for dinner — a pecan garlic salad dressing. Now you can enjoy it too!

Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

The Players

  • 1/2 c. olive oil (cold pressed & UV-protected; where to find REAL olive oil)
  • 1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c. pecan meal (finely chopped pecans)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. raw honey

The How-To

Mix all the ingredients together. Serve. For a smoother dressing, you can blend in a food processor.

How easy is that?

(top photo by anushruti)

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12 Responses to Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe
  1. foodNW
    May 13, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe | Food Renegade – Today at the Farmer’s Market I got a great deal on pecan meal….

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  2. tifajhonson
    May 13, 2010 | 8:20 pm

    Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe | Food Renegade: Today at the Farmer’s Market I got a great deal on pecan meal….

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  3. Crystal
    May 13, 2010 | 9:35 pm

    Which Farmers’ Market? I’m in Austin.

    • KristenM
      May 13, 2010 | 9:38 pm

      It was the Georgetown Farmer’s Market, located in the San Gabriel River Park on Morrow Street.

  4. CopyCatRecipes
    May 13, 2010 | 10:28 pm

    Pecan Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe | Food Renegade

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  5. Primal Toad
    May 14, 2010 | 7:20 am

    That sounds great! I enjoy a big ass primal salad just about everyday for lunch. For my dressings I just throw together whatever sounds good at the time – usually an olive oil base.

    I have never thought about using pecan meal for dressing! I have never bought almond meal, but my mother always has pecan meal. I will have to make this today with my salad!

    I am also going to my local farmers market on Saturday so maybe I can grab a great deal on more pecan meal or almond meal. I never thought a farmers market would carry this… I guess I will have to check!

    Thanks for the recipe! I will be sharing it with others ;)
    .-= Primal Toad´s last blog post …My First Time Intermittent Fasting – Easy =-.

    • KristenM
      May 14, 2010 | 10:04 am

      Where do you live? That might have a lot to do with whether or not you can find Pecan meal at the Farmer’s Market. Are you in a part of the country where Pecan trees grow EVERYWHERE? (I am.) Also important: make sure the meal has been kept frozen or refrigerated since they made it, otherwise it’ll be rancid.

  6. spartanswenson
    May 16, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    Perfect 4 Spring! Pecan Garlic Dressing Recipe RT@RealFoodMedia

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  7. Pat
    May 24, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    Should pecans be soaked before grinding into meal?

  8. Lisa Caponigri
    June 9, 2010 | 12:40 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’ve always loved toasted pecans in salad, but I’m so picky when it comes to dressings. I love salad, but I avoid it a lot due to this fact. I’m going to try this out when I pick up the ingredients on my next trip to the grocery store.

  9. woodsaladbowls
    September 3, 2010 | 9:20 am

    This sounds great and so tasty …. I love salad

  10. Sarah
    March 20, 2013 | 6:59 am

    Wow! This was AWESOME. I accidentally forgot the honey, so when I tasted it i felt like it was lacking something, so I added 2 cloves of garlic and stuck it in my food processor, I am not sure the flavor was the same, but it had an awesome kick. Can’t wait to try the honey version!

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