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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing on Taste and Tell

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


A perfect salad for the holiday seasons, with apples, pears and dried cranberries. Don’t skip out on the homemade dressing – it makes the salad!



  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn to bite size pieces
  • 4 oz Monterey jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 pear, cored and diced


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard, and salt. Process until well blended. Add oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture is thick and smooth. Add poppy seeds and process a few seconds more to mix.
  2. In a bowl, combine lettuce, cheese, cashews, cranberries, apple and pear. Pour dressing over just before serving. Toss to coat.
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