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Nothing is better than a good salad. The greens and onions are a nice spicy/sweet combo. The flavors are simple yet delightful. This is one of the best salad I have eaten in a while. You really should try it!

Warm Roasted Red Onion Salad with Spicy Pecan Pickle Dressing

The Salad:

  • 2 medium red onions
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • rocket/watercress or mixed leaves
  • a handful of coriander/parsley leaves
  • some crumbled feta

The Pecan Pickle Dressing:

  • 15 pecans halves
  • Red pepper flakes to taste/li>
  • 1/2 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Peel the onions and cut off the tops and bottoms. Slice each onion into two or three thick sliced. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and black pepper, and roast for about 20 minutes, until cooked and golden-brown on top. Set aside to cool slightly.

While the onions are cooking, combine all the ingredients listed for the pecan pickle salad. I actually made mine about two hours before I started the onions because the pickles get better with age.

To serve, combine the rocket with most of the herbs in two bowls. Top evenly with the onion slices, the walnut pickles and their juices, the feta, and the remaining herbs. Serves 2.