Holiday Lettuce Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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).
1 cup equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Holiday Lettuce Salad
"I made this exactly as written. Everyone says it's a keeper. Thank you Bryan for the delicious recipe."
"This was an awful salad. No one liked it."
"I think this chicken added to this dish would make a great main dish. Can't wait to try this recipe."
"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."
"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."
"We had 12 for dinner and everyone loved this salad. I doubled the recipe and there were NO LEFTOVERS!"
"This will become a go to salad from now on. Whether for a large gathering or just a salad for one. Excellent refreshing and OH SO YUMMY"
"Answer for 'bleewkerr':I always prepare the dressing ahead of time, wash/cut up the lettuce, prepare the add-ins (except the fruit, it will go brown) and then right before serving mix it all together. Otherwise, the lettuce goes soggy. You can even prepare the dressing the night before and keep it in the fridge."
"Very yummy salad! The dressing was very light and the add-ins made it special. I only used 1 gala apple, cranberries and pine nuts cuz didn't have the other ingredients. I also used a bit of mayonnaise in the dressing to help the emulsion."
"I have a question. Do you add the dressing right before serving or as soon as you prepare the salad?Barbara"
"Really people don't you think you should read the whole recipe! At the top,next to the picture it say Diabetic friendly and at the bottom next nutritionals it has Diabetic Exchanges!!"
"I am searching this issue for this recipe; where can I get it?"
"I haven't yet tried this salad, but want to right away. I'm anxious to taste the Holiday Lettuce Salad."
"I love this recipe, I had to try it out for a Christmas luncheon and it was loved by 10 ladies, and I will make it again for Christmas dinner for my family. It made a big hit. It is a keeper. thank you"
"I can't wait to try this!! Oh my goodness it sounds amazing!! Love cashews, but I bet with the apple, candied or glazed walnuts would be scrumptious!"
"I've been making a version of this recipe for years. It's delicious and I would highly recommend making it."
"I don't get in the review sections for the simple fact, some people are so rude. They just look for something to complain about and to insult people. People try to share recipes and there is always someone putting it down. Come on people, what happened to "thanks for posting your recipe?" Keep on posting vrdeboer, I enjoy looking at your recipes."
"I look forward to making this recipe, and while I haven't made it yet, I wanted to address some of the other reviews. Actually, it DOES say it's diabetic friendly on top where it says THIS RECIPE IS: Healthy, Quick and Diabetic Friendly. What we all have to remember is, it's all about portion control, and if you realize the amount of the item you're preparing is often for MANY, then do your math. Again, if you don't want to make it, then don't, but you don't have to bad mouth it, it's still up to the individual cook."
"To vrdeboer: The only crime here is YOU can't read. It says Diabetic Exchanges NOT Diabetic Friendly! Learn to read before opening mouth and exposing the sad fact."
"The carbs is this salad are only 1 carb serving. 15 gms. are a serving the same as an apple or slice of bread. This salad is amazing."
"My aunt makes a version of this recipe with only pears. Personally I don't like cashews either but in this salad they're fine! This salad is always gone at the end of dinner. yummo!"
"My objection is that you call this diabetic friendly!!!!!!! 17 grams of carb is a crime, and should never be the price paid for a salad - no matter how good. If one is not diabetic, this is lovely."
"I tried this at a dinner party, and the dijon mustard gives it just the right combination of sweet and tangy. I dislike cashews, so I substituted pecans."