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Candied Cashew and Pear Salad

Candied Cashew and Pear Salad

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Gloria Gladys

This easy and tasty salad is great for a meal or a side with a snappy and sweet taste.

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  • Calories:
  • 949 kcal
  • 47%
  • Fat:
  • 54.8 g
  • 84%
  • Carbs:
  • 105.3g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 883 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a saucepan. Melt the sugar over medium heat without stirring. Add the cashews, and stir until well coated, then spread out onto the prepared baking sheet to cool to room temperature.
  2. Puree the raspberries, vinegar, and olive oil until smooth; set aside. Toss together the romaine, spinach, pears, cherries, and feta cheese in a large bowl. Toss with half of the raspberry dressing, and sprinkle with candied cashews. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.
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Reviews

CRussell
11
5/11/2009

I took this to a family gathering and everyone loved it! I did add to the dressing a little; it seemed a little too tart so I added some sugar and dijon mustard to taste, a splash more vinegar and some black pepper. The dressing appeared thick at first but thinned out nicely as the berries thawed.

St.PaulMom
5
1/19/2012

3 stars as written but with some tweaking, was much tastier and is worth making. First off, way too much cinnamon as listed in the directions. I cut this back to one heaping teaspoon and found that to be plenty. I used salted cashews, as I like the salty/sweet combo. Add a bit less vinegar, and add more if you think it needs it. I also added about 1/4 of a cup of white sugar, as I thought the dressing was waaaaay to tart & tangy with frozen, unsweetend raspberries and also added some salt & pepper and 1/3 of a small onion before I pulsed it all together in the food processor. I drizzled in the olive oil through the hopper and it emulsified nicely. Dried cranerries can be used if you don't have cherries. I also sprinkled the feta on seperately on the serving plates. It was a good salad..worth making again. I think finely shredded swiss cheese would taste good instead of feta, too and my try next time!

MPEPLIN
3
5/21/2012

The salad was good, but the instructions for candying the nuts are not! I ended up with burnt sugar and a melted spoon. Search this site for a better recipe that includes WATER in the instructions. I used strawberries in place of raspberries. The dressing was quite tasty.