Curried Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad

Curried Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad

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"Whenever I make this salad for guests, I'm always asked for the recipe and my family always requests this. We call it 'The Good Salad.'"

Ingredients

45 m servings 372 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 372 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 624 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast cashews until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove cashews to a dish to cool slightly.
  2. Return skillet to medium-high heat, cook bacon strips until crisp on both sides, about 7 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and soak up grease with a paper towel. Coarsely chop bacon, and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together butter, rosemary, curry powder, brown sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, and toasted cashews. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together white wine vinegar, mustard, and honey. Slowly whisk in olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In a large salad bowl, toss dressing with greens, pear slices, grapes, and bacon, and sprinkle with nut mixture.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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This is a wonderful salad and very forgiving as you can add almost any fruit to it and it still comes out superb! Try adding mandarin oranges - you won't be disappointed..... Side note: A lit...

AWESOME is the only way to describe this salad. I have brought it to many social events and it ALWAYS gets rave reviews, looks very pretty and many requests for a copy. My "tweeks" include: ...

oh my. i wish i could give this more stars. this salad was amazing; the best i've ever tasted. my man, who is usually very cool with his compliments, ate very noisily and raved with every bit...

The thing that makes this salad awesome is the curried cashews...wow!!!! I added some goat cheese and craisins as well. A keeper!!! Edit: After making this salad a bunch of times, I found tha...

i have made this recipe multiple times over the summer and people always ask me for the recipe. here are my changes: (1.) reduce oil to 1/3 cup (2.) use Bac-O's instead of bacon (for those who ...

This is an absolutely amazing salad! The blend of flavors is very creative and super delicious. My husband and I ate it all in one sitting! I didn't have fresh rosemary and used dry instead. The...

This salad is awesome!! I had it at my Mom's house and everyone loved it. This recipes is missing a few ingrediants compared to our recipe. For the dressing we put in 3 tbls toasted sesame seeds...

This was a delicious salad! My husband and I both enjoyed it! We made a few changes. I noticed that we were out of curry powder so I used lemon pepper, which turned out great on the cashews a...

AMAZING!! I brought this salad for Thanksgiving, and everyone loved it! You won't be disappointed. I did add some cranberry goat cheese - thought this was an excellent addition. If you're lo...