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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

winter fruit salad with lemon-poppy seed dressing Side Dish
Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12

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

Updated April 30, 2010

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

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  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

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
Protein
5g
% 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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