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Pecan, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad

I love salads!  And I love completely different variations of salads.  It spices it up a bit.  I hope you enjoy this pecan, apple, and sweet potato salad!


  1. 1 Tbs stone-ground mustard
  2. 6 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tsp raw honey
  4. 6 1/2 tsp olive oil, divided use
  5. 8 oz raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced
  6. 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, sliced’
  7. 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, sliced
  8. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  9. nonstick cooking spray
  10. 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn or chopped
  11. 2 Tbs crumbled feta cheese
  12. 2 Tbs raw pecan pieces, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine vinegar, mustard, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
  3. Slowly add 6 tsp oil, whisking continuously until blended mixture for salad dressing.
  4. Place 1/3 vinegar mixture in resealable bag.  Add chicken; mix well.  Marinate, refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Set aside remaining vinegar.
  5. While chicken is marinating, combine sweet potato, apple, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 tsp oil in medium bowl.  Toss to blend.  Place on baking sheet lightly coated with spray.  Bake for 10 minutes, turn, bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until tender.  Set aside to cool.
  6. Remove chicken from marinade; discard used marinade.
  7. Place chicken on baking sheet lightly coated with spray.  Bake for 8-12 minutes or until cooked through.  Set aside to cool.
  8. Combine lettuce, sweet potato mixture, chicken, cheese, and pecans; toss gently to blend.
  9. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss gently to blend.
  10. Divide evenly between 6 serving plates.



Cortney Weiss

Cortney Weiss

Hi!! My name is Cortney Weiss, I am a mom of 2 girls, 3 years apart, and with the same birthdays!! I've been married to my loving, godly husband for over 6 years, and I love health and fitness. I raise monarch butterflies year round which the girls love, and we all learn a lot from their life cycle, the good and the bad. It is my passion to help busy mommies become healthier and fit, work one-on-one with like-minded individuals, and help them to succeed in their health and fitness goals. I look forward to learning more about YOU and helping YOU to live a happier, healthier, fitter life. :)