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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

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

  • 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
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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