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Contest-Winning Festive Tossed Salad Recipe

Contest-Winning Festive Tossed Salad Recipe

With its unique medley of fruits and festive look, this salad is a holiday tradition at our house. Our three grown daughters have come to expect it. One forkful reminds us of all the things we can be thankful for. -Jauneen Hosking, Waterford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 10 cups torn romaine
  • 1 medium pear, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • 1. For dressing, place first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Add poppy seeds; pulse just until combined.
  • 2. To serve, place remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 288 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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test
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

"goo ond"

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doreensanzone
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Outstanding! A huge hit at our regular couples game night potluck dinner. The dressing is very flavorful. The fruit and cashews add a tasty crunch."

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Stacy
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"Delicious!! All four of us enjoyed this salad. I prepared it exactly as described -- no deviation was necessary. I opted use a Granny Smith apple and a Bartlet pear. This salad will definitely go into my regular rotation."

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louie louie
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"I have made this salad recipe many times, it's one of my standby recipes. It's colorful, light, tasty and compliments just about any meal. The cashews top it off! I will continue recommending it."

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glitterchatter
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Odd combo of ingredients but absolutely fantastic tasting and looking! Our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners must-have-on-the-table salad!"

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"This was a hit with a huge crowd."

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chocoloco
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I decreased the sugar to about 2 tablespoons. I omitted the cheese and the poppyseeds. Still pretty good and better for you. I would not recommend decreasing the salt. I think it would have been amazing with candied pecans!"

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daisyk2010
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner since my only job was to bring the salad. The vinagrette was really good, it smelled a little odd at first (most do I think) but I taste-tested it on a small portion of salad and it was really good! Don't be afraid to make big chunks of apple and pear either - I will make bigger chunks next time I make this. This salad is definetly for the occasion but you are able to make twice as much vinagrette then you will probably need so you can refrigerate for later on. People really liked this and commented on how good and different it was - even someone who doesn't like vinagrettes said it was very sweet and really liked it !"

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argyllca
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"A must at our Thanksgiving table! The perfect blend of sweet and salty. Just delicious!"

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DawnLockhart
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Delicious. Tasty and very pretty. A hit with dinner guests."

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