Toast the pecans in a single layer in a large skillet (no oil) on medium heat. Stir often, toasting for 7-8 minutes or until fragrant and lightly brown. Be careful not to burn. This can happen easily. Remove from the heat and cool. Chop coarsely and set aside.
Chill, if desired. Serve with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Note: To toast pecans, place them single layer on a cookie sheet or toaster oven pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. for about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted, being careful not to burn.