Winter Fruit Salad


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Servings: 12
  • 1⁄2 cup white sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons diced onions
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2⁄3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and torn into bite
  • 4 ounces shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 pear, cubed
  • In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard and salt.
  • Process until well blended.
  • With machine still running add oil in a slow steady stream until mixture is thick and smooth.
  • Add poppy seeds and process just a few seconds more to mix.
  • In a large serving bowl combine the romaine lettuce, shredded swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, cubed apple and cubed pear.
  • Toss to mix then pour dressing over salad just before serving and toss to coat.

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