Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad Recipe
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Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad Recipe

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Along with crunchy cashews and strips of Swiss cheese, a sweet-and-tangy poppy seed dressing makes this tossed salad something special. There are seldom any leftovers when I serve it! -DiAnne Mallehan, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 medium bunch romaine, torn
  • 1 cup salted cashew halves
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, julienned

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 397 calories, 33g fat (6g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a blender, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard, onion and salt; cover and process until well blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. In a salad bowl, combine the romaine, cashews and Swiss cheese; serve with dressing. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Cashew Tossed Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p33

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"This salad is wonderful! If I'm out of swiss I use parmesan and it's just as good!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Everyone loves this salad! Sometimes I sub. Sunflower seeds for the cashews."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"This salad is excellent. It is a family favorite. I use shredded parmesan cheese (not grated) and add craisins and thin-sliced red onion. The dressing really enhances the salad."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Hands down the most popular salad requested to make!! The dressing makes this salad- we nicknamed this "Jeff's salad" because my brother literally could drink the dressing, its so yummy. Easy to make, i like the offsetting of cheese and cashews with the tangy dressing."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"This is a delicious salad. My family loves it. The dressing is plentiful, so I use it on other salads, too.

My family calls me the 'Salad Queen" because I'm always asked to bring the salad for family gatherings. Thanks TOH for the great recipes! I've never had a bad experience with salad recipes from TOH."

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