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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 cup: 228 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g 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


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CarolynRM User ID: 4337817 252290
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"This salad wonderful and the dressing is also. I will be making this salad many times in the future."

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mshepherd07 User ID: 1020320 223085
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"I love this salad and dressing. I always bring it to functions and it is a big hit."

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Emalanych User ID: 7805947 217712
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Loved this salad"

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nounee User ID: 6921399 71883
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

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

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cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 71589
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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swykoff User ID: 5928713 97844
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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DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 166977
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"I love this salad!"

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contrarywife User ID: 2675625 71587
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"This one's a keeper! Made it for Easter dinner with family and everyone loved it. I used 3 heads of romaine lettuce and still had dressing left over. This one's going into the tried and true file. It's great!"

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cpmitchell User ID: 1549137 96792
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"This recipe is simple and delicious! I love it."

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ethilges User ID: 3450072 71586
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"We make this recipe all of the time! LOVE the dressing!"

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