Just Like LongHorn's Strawberry Pecan Salad

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"This salad is the best salad I have ever eaten. I had it at the Long Horn and have been hooked ever since. It is great served as a salad, or you can add chicken and have it as a meal. PLEASE NOTE: Be sure and dry the fruit well so it doesn't water down the salad. If you want to make your own sugar-glazed pecans melt about 1/2 stick of butter in a small pan, and add about 1/4 cup sugar, and stir to dissolve. Add in nuts, and stir until the sauce thickens. Take off heat and place on waxed paper until glaze hardens on nuts."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (668.5 g)
  • Calories 557.1
  • Total Fat - 26.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1200 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 66.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 17.3 g
  • Sugars - 37.2 g
  • Protein - 19.3 g
  • Calcium - 463.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 67.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Divide the salad greens onto two large plates.

Step 2

Cut onion into thin slices. Sprinkle salads with red onion rings.

Step 3

Cut strawberries and grapes. Top greens with strawberry slices, grape halves and mandarin oranges, making sure you wipe fruit with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture.

Step 4

Make the glazed nuts if you didn't buy the store-bought bags. Let cool.

Step 5

Sprinkle salads with Feta crumbles and then sprinkle glazed nuts all over salads.

Step 6

Pour salad dressing on top of salads, and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



My daughter Megan made this salad a while back and she was telling me how fabulous it was. I was making some steak on the grill and decided to make it, minus the chicken. I added in some craisins for the heck of it and they fit right in. Fabulous is just the right description for this salad Meg. Thanks for suggesting it!

review by:
(8 Jul 2016)


Ohhh..this is a favorite. All the ingredients match up really well. I used the raspberry vinagrette as suggested and it matched up great. My daughter asked to make this every week. Thank you Linda for sharing! Made it for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(24 Jun 2016)


I finally got around to making this Linda and it was delicious! Dennis ate his and half of mine too! It is every bit as good as at the Long Horn and I look forward to having it again soon.

review by:
(16 Jul 2014)


This is a really fabulous salad. I used Queenbea's Strawberry Vinaigrette for the dressing and it was excellent with this type of salad. It's the best salad I have ever had. I will have this salad often!

review by:
(11 Sep 2013)


My hubby grilled some flank steak and I thought this salad would go nicely with it. It was far above your average salad. Such freshness with all the fruit, and the nuts and cheese along with the salad dressing really blew it out of the water!

review by:
(1 Sep 2013)


Hands down the best salad I ever put in my mouth! I made my own raspberry dressing and it went very well together. I dream about this salad!

review by:
(30 Aug 2013)