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Holiday Lettuce Salad Recipe

Holiday Lettuce Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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.