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Easy Salad with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges and Pecans
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and pepper
8 cups mixed greens
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 (15-ounce) mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Combine salad greens and next 4 ingredients in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing and top with blue cheese, if desired.