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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12
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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.
Dec 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) poppy seed
  • Salad
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups/2.5 L)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cashews
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 medium apple, cubed (1 cup/250 mL)
  • 1 medium pear, cubed (1 cup/250 mL)

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.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip : 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

280 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 20g Total Carbs, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 Servings
Calories
280
Total Fat
20g
Saturated Fat
4g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
200mg
Total Carbs
20g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
15g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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