Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Every bite of this pretty salad delivers, with dressing of Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, and lemon enlivening fruit, nuts, lettuce, and cheese.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

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)
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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