Winter Fruit Salad w/Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Serves 12 (1 c.) servings

½ c. sugar
1/3 c. lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
3 tsp. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. salt
2/3 c. canola oil
1 T. poppy seed


1 lg. head Romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces (about 10 c.)
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 c. cashews
½ c. sweetened dried cranberries
1 lg. apple, cubed
1 pear, cubed (Anjou or Bosc)

In blender or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, salt and mustard. Cover and blend well, adding oil slowly in a steady stream. Process until thick and smooth. Add poppy seed. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients; toss to mix. Pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat.

Debbie Stanley