Holiday Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Holiday Lettuce Salad Recipe

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My family always requests that I make this salad for get-togethers. It's light and very good; everyone goes back for seconds. —Bryan Braack, Eldridge, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 10 cups torn romaine
  • 2 medium red apples, cubed
  • 2 medium pears, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped lightly salted cashews

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 144 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 vegetable 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a salad bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, oil, corn syrup, onion, mustard and salt. Pour over romaine mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cashews. Yield: 14 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Holiday Lettuce Salad in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p41

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"I made this exactly as written. Everyone says it's a keeper. Thank you Bryan for the delicious recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"This was an awful salad. No one liked it."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"I think this chicken added to this dish would make a great main dish. Can't wait to try this recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"This salad sounded wonderful, but was disappointed when I tasted it. The dressing was less than desirable. I think with a different dressing it would be much better."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This was a true hit at our family Christmas gathering.Good taste combinations with the apples and pears and nuts.We did not have cashews so used pecans instead."

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