Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing


"Wonderful salad for the holiday seasons. Great to serve for dinner at home or to take to a family gathering during the holidays."


25 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 21g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss together the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, apple, and pear. Pour dressing over salad just before serving, and toss to coat.
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  1. 713 Ratings


I don't give out 5 star ratings as often as I used to but we really enjoyed this salad and it is a definite keeper. I made a few small changes: chopped green leaf lettuce instead of romaine, roa...

This was very popular at our family dinner. The combination was different and tasty, but next time I will cut down on the sugar for the dressing. It was a little too sweet. *UPDATE* I have tried...

This recipe is very yummy! I gave this a three star rating because I changed it a bit as follows: 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon dijon 1/3 cup veg. oil Everything else I kept the same. I felt tha...

I made this recipe last year for Thanksgiving. It was my husband's and my first Thanksgiving after our wedding, and his parents, as well as my whole family were coming over to our new home. Th...

This is one of the best salads I have ever made! I used about 2 cups of monteray jack cheese, 2 apples and probably another 1/2 cup of cashews. It was perfect and the dressing is to die for! ...

I served this 2x in the same week! LOVED it! I made my dressing the day before so all the flavors would blend. Great! I used feta cheese (no swiss)and used Red Onion. I also cut up the fruit a f...

I made this salad for a party and 9 people requested the recipe! That let me know it's a winner. It is now a favorite of my husband and me. If I use a standard bag of pre cut/washed romaine l...

Wow - what a fabulous, yet elegant salad to serve at a holiday get togther or anytime for that matter! It's got a wonderful combination of flavors, colors and textures. The dressing is absolutel...

I would actually give it 3 1/2 if I could. It was good, but seemed like it was missing something. I used Havarti instead of Swiss. Still, if you are looking for a fruity salad, this doesn't e...