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Autumn Tossed Salad Recipe

Autumn Tossed Salad Recipe

“When you take this wonderful salad to a holiday gathering or serve it at home, you will get rave reviews and many requests for the recipe,” predicts field editor Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 medium pear, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • 1. In a blender, combine the lemon juice, sugar, onion, mustard and salt. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. Transfer to a small pitcher or bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 2. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, cheese, cashews, apple, pear and cranberries. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 327 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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NHogue738 User ID: 8195113 259184
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017 Edited Apr. 8, 2017

"Everyone loves it whenever I take it to a gathering."

cathycorn User ID: 2549375 223905
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Great salad, I take it to all pot luck parties. I usually use Asian pears because they are firmer."

LadySullen User ID: 3595759 66225
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This salad is fantastic!! The flavors are very subtle, but you can taste every one of them (I thought the Swiss cheese would be weird, but it was PERFECT!!!) Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe."

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 92442
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"One of my favorite winter salads, I usually make without the pear , just apples. To make ahead, prepare the dressing and slice the apples into the dressing, put remainder of ingredients together then toss dressing with salad just before serving."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 160627
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"This combination of greens, fruit, nuts and cheese is wonderful! But I often "cheat" and use a bottled poppy seed dressing."

clairec User ID: 4977732 208312
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I made this as part of a Thanksgiving dinner and that one time was all it took. My family asks for this salad ALL the time. Make it, you won't be sorry!"

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