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Fancy Salad with Fennel, Feta, Watermelon and Candied Pecans

Salad greens topped with fennel, feta, watermelon and candied pecans. Drizzle with orange honey mustard vinaigrette for a fancy and flavorful salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 452kcal



  • 8 cups salad greens I used butter lettuce
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • ¼ fennel bulb green fronds and hard middle core removed
  • seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled

Orange Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  • cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • Melt and combine butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add pecans and stir to coat with sugar mixture.
  • Remove pecans to wax paper and allow to set while preparing the rest of the salad.
  • Use mandoline or knife to shave fennel into very thin slices.
  • Cut watermelon into thin slices and finely dice. Blot with paper towel, if necessary to absorb excess juice.
  • Layer salad greens, fennel, watermelon, feta cheese and pecans in a large bowl.
  • Gently toss.
  • Serve with Orange Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.

Instructions for Dressing

  • Add all of the ingredients to a jar or bowl and stir vigorously to combine.


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2010IU | Vitamin C: 38.1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.4mg