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
  • 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.

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
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.