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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

948.8 calories; 18.9 g protein; 105.3 g carbohydrates; 37.4 mg cholesterol; 883.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2013
The dressing was to tart but salad is good with a different dressing. The nut candy process was a litle off also. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2013
The dressing was to tart but salad is good with a different dressing. The nut candy process was a litle off also. Read More