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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 servings


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons diced onion

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup cashews

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 pear - peeled, cored and sliced


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
21g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 193mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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