This is a Flavors of the Season signature recipe featuring Sunnyland Farms Junior Pecan Halves, also known as Elliots. These Georgia grown pecans are both nutritious and delicious. They have a naturally high oil content with a buttery, sweet flavor and light crunch. They are only available through select growers and we prefer Sunnyland Farms in Albany Georgia.
Did you know that the pecan is the only tree nut native to North America? Its buttery flavor and unmatched nutritional content have resulted in its growing worldwide popularity. Tracing its origin to the 16th century, the name “pecan” is derived from the Native American (Algonquin) word “pacane” (pacane) that described “nuts requiring a stone to crack.”
‘Elliott’ is a seedling selection made by Effie McLean Elliot, the wife of Henry Elliot, in Milton, Florida in the early 1900s and is now considered "Jewels of the Pecan Crop."
1 pound flat-leaf kale (about 2 bunches)
⅓ cup olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
4–6 fresh strawberries
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1½ cups)
¼ cup of Sunnyland Farms Junior Pecan Halves, also known as Elliots
3–4 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
Wash and dry kale and mint leaves. Cut kale into ribbons discarding any tough stems. Place in bowl and drizzle with olive olive, salt and pepper. Massage the kale for a few minutes to infuse the olive oil. This will also soften the kale. Add the mint leaves and toss.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil - or Sunnyland Farms Pecan Oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Whisk vinegar, olive oil, salt, and sugar together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved; set aside. Drizzle over salad when served.
Gourmet Georgia Pecans from Sunnyland Farms
Sunnyland Farms is a 1,760 acre Georgia pecan farm that offers
Georgia grown pecan nuts in a number of different varieties: halves, pieces, raw, mammoth, toasted, honey-kissed, unsalted, salted, and in-the-shell. They start with fresh pecans for all of our products, including their decadent candied pecans and Southern pralines. They also offer unique items made from Georgia pecans, including pecan meal and pecan butter.
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