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Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad Recipe
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Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad Recipe

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A friend who does a lot of catering fixed this salad for our staff Christmas party several years ago, and we all asked for the recipe. The unexpected sweet-salty mix and lovely dressing make it a hit with everyone. —Arlene Muller, Kingwood, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 medium pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • POPPY SEED VINAIGRETTE:
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 228 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 228 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Loved this salad"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"This salad is always very popular with friends and family. Only change was less sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"Simple and delicious salad. I used lightly salted cashews, but actually next time I will use the regular salted ones for the taste contrast with the dressing. I don't know why so many salad recipes call for such a large amount of dressing - I cut it in half and still had plenty left over. I like salad lightly dressed. But these criticisms are minor - this salad is easy, light and tasty!"

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"Delicious!

Had this for an office party today & everyone loved it! I have several asking that I make this the new standard go-to salad for monthly awards luncheon and asked for the recipe too."

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"I love this salad!"

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