Join Club Veg
Get $75 in savings this year!
Follow Us
Facebook Twitter Our Blog
Post image for Summer Lemon with Spiced Pecans Tossed Salad

Summer Lemon with Spiced Pecans Tossed Salad

by Mike S. on Monday, April 5, 2010 · 39 comments

in Promotions,Recipes

Our most popular lemon dish – Summer Lemon with Spiced Pecans Tossed Salad – will disappear at the end of April, but never fear you can enjoy it all year long with this simple recipe.

Dressing- Yields 5 cups

  • 3 cups Mayonnaise- whole egg
  • 2 cups Lemonade Concentrate
  • 2 ½ TBLS Dijon Mustard

Combine ingredients and whisk until smooth. Season to taste with sugar.

Spiced Pecans

  • 1 ¼ cups ¼” Diced Pecans
  • ¼ lb Butter or margarine
  • 2 TBLS White Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Table Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Melt butter in pan. Add sugar, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper. Heat until bubbling and sugar dissolves. Immediately add pecans and stir to coat. Spread pecans on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until brown and toasted.

Salad

  • 4 cups Chopped Romaine
  • 2 cups Spring Mix Lettuce
  • ½ cup Spiced Pecans
  • ½ cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • ½ cup Diced Craisins
  • ½ cup Lemon Vinaigrette

Combine ingredients and toss and ENJOY!!

Tweet This

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert Worthington Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I will surely be trying this recipe and my wife loves the sound of this already!

Reply

Judy Bodden Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love this salad, had it last week and returning today for lunch.

Reply

Karrilee Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Wow – we had a Wedding Rehearsal at Sweet Tomatoes last weekend and everything was amazing – but this – by FAR – was my favorite! So – I am wondering how many this recipe serves!? (Because it sounds like it will serve just me!?) YUM! I can’t wait to try it at home!

Reply

Bonnie Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 5:33 am

this is the BEST dressing ever. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Reply

Joette Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

This is my all time favorite salad. When Soup Plantation has their lemon month, I go at least once a week, sometimes buying some to take home as well. My second favorite item that month is the lemon lava cake.

Reply

Jenna Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:45 am

Waited all year for this salad to come online in April. My favorite!

Reply

Shirley Rupert Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 12:39 am

This may sound ignorant but, what is lemon vinaigrette?

Reply

Lisa Monday, April 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Shirley- The lemon vinaigrette is the dressing you make in the first step of the recipe.

Reply

Janet Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

I loved your chilled lemon rice recipe on the salad bar. Could you send it to me please? I am a monthly fan of eating at your restaurant.

Thanks

Reply

Bonnie Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I’m a senior citizen in my late 70′s and consequently I don’t get out much anymore. In April my niece and grand-niece took me to Sweet Tomatos for lunch. For the first time in a long time I cleaned my plate completely. They were shocked! My grand-niece got a small side of the creamy lemon w/capers pasta and after one taste of it I immediately send her back to get a side of it for me. It was so delicious that I even had another side of it for my desert. I so want the recipe. I’m even worrying that I won’t get back to have it again if it is repeated next year. Would you please, please publish the recipe?

Reply

Janet Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Do you use frozen lemonade concentrate? or is it liquid lemonade? I am not sure what lemonade concentrate to use with the mayo?

Reply

Lisa B Friday, May 28, 2010 at 5:40 am

@Janet, use the liquid concentrate lemon juice to make the Vinaigrette.

Reply

Cory Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:35 am

Speaking of lemon treats, loved the Sweet Tomatoes lemon lava cake dessert.
Please share the recipe ?! Thanks

Reply

Lela Bell Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I’ve been praying to find this recipe! OMG,this is the best salad on earth for me :D Thank you so much!!

Reply

Char Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I would LOVE the recipe for the Creamy Lemon w/Capers Pasta . Would you please, please publish the recipe?

Reply

Barbara Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Did they ever publish the Creamy Lemon w/capers Pasta requested by Char?

Reply

Sherry Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 6:07 am

Please clarify the lemonade ingredient for the vinagrette. When you say LEMONADE concentrate I think frozen lemonde you mix w/ water. Do you mean this or lemon concentrate in a jar or plastic lemon….

Reply

April Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I made this for dinner tonight and used the frozen lemonade concentrate. It was perfect. I cut the mayo by a half cup and added a little extra Dijon. Yum!

Reply

Tracy M. Monday, August 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

Nice tweak to the recipe. Glad it was a success. We will have the Summer Lemon Tossed Salad during October for our Guest Favorites Month for one week only. Be on the lookout!!

Reply

Holly Hudson Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I was wondering if I could get the recipie for your cherry apple cobbler and your chicken happiness salad. These are my favorites!

Reply

Sandy Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I love this salad, and it’s available now during favorites month! Every year I try to figure out the recipe, so I really appreciate that it was posted. Good stuff!

Reply

Barbara Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

This is by far my favorite salad and I usually buy a container of the dressing by the end of lemon month. Now I can have it year round, thank you. So many like it I was hoping that we could have it more often during the year. Florida is the ideal place as we have so many warmer months.

Reply

sUZANNE Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

most delicious salad on the bar. so refreshing and delicious.

Reply

sUZANNE Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm

THE BEST AND MOST DELICIOUS SALAD ON THE ENTIRE BAR AND SO REFRESHING.

Reply

Donna Monday, April 18, 2011 at 6:33 am

Dined at Souplantation over the weekend and tried the Summer Lemon with spiced pecans tossed salad, as well as their creamy lemon pasta with capers. Both dishes were very refreshing and tasty. I tend to cook fine cuisine dishes and my friends consider me a pretty decent cook and always tell me that I should open my own restaurant. I do appreciate their flattery, but who wants to go back to work. I’m retired. I thought the two lemon dishes I mentioned were excellent, so I found the recipes on line and I will plan to make these dishes for my next ladies luncheon and perhaps find a lemon type of dessert to go along with to make a a lemon theme luncheon. I now find this lemon salad is now my favorite at Souplantation. Yummy!

Reply

Aly Jones Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I’ve had it twice this month & love it so much! I will be making it for friends this week!

Reply

Karolina Condor Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I absolutely love this place and yes April is my ultimate favorite time to be there every chance I can. I soo thank you for publishing this recipe. Hopefully I can replicate for Easter! Liv blessed!

Reply

DEI Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

WENT TO SOUPLANTATION ON EASTER AFTER CHURCH AND HAD THE LEMON SALAD. IT WAS AMAZING. THE TASTE HAD SUMMER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. I DO HOPE THEY’LL BRING IT BACK FOR SUMMER. I LOVE THE TASTE OF LEMON!

Reply

Theresa Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I, too, would like better clarification of the “lemonade concentrate” called for in this recipe. This is my sister’s favorite dressing. The town where she lives doesn’t have a Sweet Tomatoes. I wanted to buy her some of the dressing to take to her, but by the time I got there the special was over. :0( Thus…I thought I’d make it.
Is it frozen concentrate diluted with the recommended amount of water?

Reply

Gaye Lee Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

When you say “lemonade concentrate”, do you mean reconstituted/diluted?”
2 cups is a LOT of frozen “lemonade concentrate.”
Please clarify for us…. again. :)

Reply

Tracy M. Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

Chef Mike said that you should use the frozen lemon concentrate, the one found in the freezer aisle, not the reconstituted/ diluted lemon juice.

Reply

Diana Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Now why can’t they make this salad a daily one like their Won Ton Chicken Salad? This lemon salad is the BEST!

Reply

linda little Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6:51 am

I love the chickpea, green bean and Kidney bean, will you share that recipe? Thanks,

Reply

Tracy M. Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

We will see if Chef Mike can share the recipe. Stay tuned!

Reply

Sivan Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

Which ingredient gives the salad its sweetness?

Reply

admin Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

Hi Sivan – It’s a yummy combo of the spiced pecans and the dressing!

Reply

June Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I tried to make this last year – looked all over for mayo that was whole egg. Never found it. (What I made didn’t taste the same – I see now I used liquid lemonade as well.) Can you explain further about whole egg mayo? We don’t get to Florida anymore and you don’t have stores in Ohio.

Reply

Sue Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and recently had your sugar free mousse. Wow! I would love to have the recipe to serve to my Bunco club to prove that you can have a great tasting dessert without so much sugar.

Reply

admin Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

We are so happy you enjoyed it, Sue. We don’t currently give that recipe away, but stay tuned!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Discover Fresh Abundance


Let's just say within 24 hours of being in the ground, it's on a refrigerated truck on its way to us. Our food is made from scratch every day. Our salad bar buffet features over 50 fresh ingredients, including specialty tossed and prepared salads. In addition to salads, we server original recipe hot pastas, hand-crafted soups, scratch-made muffins, and Focaccia breads in our hot buffet. Create. Indulge. Enjoy.


© 2014 Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
All Rights Reserved.

Explore Our Site


Online Community


Join Club Veg
Fresh Ideas Blog
Facebook Twitter