I love to start each meal with a salad and in fact, I sometimes make a salad my entire meal.
This is one of our favorite salads which combines a favorite from everyone in my family. My son could eat his weight in watermelon and my middle daughter absolutely loves mango. My youngest is always sneaking the candied pecans and my favorite is the Feta cheese. My husband loves Raspberry vinaigrette on any salad that he eats.
ALDI has all of these ingredients and more – and you save up to 50 percent on your grocery bill by buying their exclusive brands! One quick shopping trip and we were able to find all of the ingredients needed. What is really great about ALDI is that because they have such a huge selection of produce, you might find different types of fruit the next week which would be perfect on any salad. And all ALDI food products are backed by a Double Guarantee – if for any reason you’re not 100 percent satisfied, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price.
Watermelon & Mango Salad with Feta Cheese
INGREDIENTS NEEDED (all items were purchased at ALDI, and produce prices may vary slightly by location):
Watermelon, cubed 1 inch ($3.99 each)
Mango, sliced thin ($.29 each)
Mixed Field Greens ($2.99 for the container)
Raspberry vinaigrette ($1.99 for the bottle)
Feta Cheese ($1.99 for the container)
Candied Pecans ($3.49)
TO MAKE CANDIED PECANS
In a saucepot heat 4 cups of water with 2 cups sugar.
Bring to boil, add pecans and cook for about 10 minutes.
NOTE: The pecans are done when you can break them open and they are no longer white in the middle.
Drain pecans from liquid and place on a lined sheet pan.
Bake at 275 for about 20-30 min, or until pecans are no longer tacky to touch.
TO MAKE THE SALAD
Toss the field greens with the raspberry vinaigrette and place on a plate. Each salad should have about two generous cups of lettuce.
Add about one cup of fruit. Sprinkle with candied pecans and feta cheese.