Super Salad

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Amidst fall and winter’s carb-laden comfort foods, it’s easy to forget about the roughage. Thankfully, for a Thanksgiving potluck with friends this past weekend, our pal Nooshi brought this fabulous Bibb Lettuce Salad with Persimmons & Candied Pecans. The salad offered a refreshing, welcome contrast to the table.
The candied pecans were divine and I plan on making these for holiday gifts (see last year’s magic salt gift). I thought they were perfect as they were, but Nooshi suggested, “I think the pecans would have looked nicer if I had made sure to get the excess egg-white mixture off of them before they landed on the cookie sheet. I just stirred them loosely and clumped everything on the pan. They were yummy though!” Indeed.

Image credit: Bon Appétit, December 2005 per Epicurious.com