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Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Tyler Asbury
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
This salad has the perfect blend of fruit with the apples, pears, and dried cranberries. The salty cashews also balance out the sweetness. If desired, an equal amount of shredded Swiss cheese may be substituted for shaved. Top with grilled chicken and turn this salad into a main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed
  • 1 (6-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shaved
  • 1 cup roasted, salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 large pear, thinly sliced
  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

How to Make It

  1. Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; serve with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing.