Friday, April 10, 2009

Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

FEATURED RECIPE

Yield

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1  (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed
  • 1  (6-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shaved
  • 1  cup  roasted, salted cashews
  • 1/2  cup  sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1  large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1  large pear, thinly sliced
  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Preparation

1. Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; serve with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Yield

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2/3  cup  light olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1/3  cup  fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  poppy seeds
  • 2  teaspoons  finely chopped onion
  • 1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt

Preparation

1. Process 2/3 cup light olive oil and remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week; serve at room temperature.

Lori Manry, Rochester Hills, Michigan, Southern Living, MARCH 2007

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