Apple-Pear Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Salad Ingredients:

1 (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed 

1 (6-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shaved 

1 cup roasted, salted cashews 

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries 

1 large apple, thinly sliced 

1 large pear, thinly sliced 

Salad Preparation:

1.     Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; serve with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:

2/3 cup light olive oil 

1/2 cup sugar 

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 

1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

2 teaspoons finely chopped onion 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt 

Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing Preparation:

1. Process 2/3 cup light olive oil and remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week; serve at room temperature.


Lori Manry, Rochester Hills, Michigan, MARCH 2007

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Tyler Asbury


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