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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

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  2 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Every bite of this pretty salad delivers, with dressing of Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, and lemon enlivening fruit, nuts, lettuce, and cheese.

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2
cup sugar
2
teaspoons finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup lemon juice
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
2/3
cup vegetable oil
1
tablespoon poppy seed

Salad

1
large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1
cup cashews
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
medium apple, cubed (1 cup)
1
medium pear, cubed (1 cup)

Steps

  • 1 In blender or food processor, place sugar, onion, salt, lemon juice and mustard; cover and process until blended.
  • 2 With machine running, add oil in slow steady stream, processing until thick and smooth. Add poppy seed; process a few seconds to mix.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, mix all salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.
  • 1 In blender or food processor, place sugar, onion, salt, lemon juice and mustard; cover and process until blended.
  • 2 With machine running, add oil in slow steady stream, processing until thick and smooth. Add poppy seed; process a few seconds to mix.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, mix all salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.

Expert Tips

If time is short, purchase a bottle of poppy seed dressing. You need approximately 1 cup. Toss salad with 1/2 cup dressing and then add additional as needed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
15g
15%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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