Field Greens, Pears, Pecans and Gouda Salad Recipe

Atkins Field Greens, Pears, Pecans and Gouda Salad
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 0 1/2 cup, halves Pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 0 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 0 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/8 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 0 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0 1/8 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Champagne Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon Walnut Oil
  • 10 cup Spring Mix Salad
  • 3 oz Gouda Cheese
  • 1 pear, medium (approx 2-1/2 per lb) Pears


  1. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pecans, 1 teaspoon of sugar substitute, cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt, and cayenne. Cook, stirring often, until nuts are toasted and well coated with the spices, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. To make dressing, combine remaining ½ teaspoon sugar substitute, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, vinegar, pepper and curry powder; mix well. Add oil in a slow steady stream, whisking continuously until well combined.
  3. Combine greens, Gouda and pear slices in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss well to coat.
  4. To serve, divide among 6 plates; garnish with spiced pecans.

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.