Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Tyler Asbury
Prep Time
10 Mins
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.

How to Make It

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

Ratings & Reviews

RuthinCA's Review

December 29, 2012
This is delicious! I served it with a choice of Trader Joe's Pear Champaign Vinaigrette or a homemade Orange Vinegar (Trader Joe's) and oil with additional orange juice.

TamifromFL's Review

October 20, 2012

Tosasinger's Review

January 16, 2011
Since I first found this recipe in a 2007 magazine it has become my signature salad. I am asked to bring it to group events often. The fruit, greens, nuts, cheese and sweet/tart dressing add up to a salad that's a perfect complement to a hearty entree. A+++++. Love this salad!

SandyfromTX2's Review

May 25, 2010
I first tried this recipe at a friend's house and fell in love with it! I could eat this as a meal by itself! Sooo delicious! I made it for my family and they loved it! I will definitely add this one to my recipe collection.

jbidaho's Review

April 27, 2009
This salad is so good! I've made it as written and also as a spinach salad and both were fantastic! The dressing and the combination of flavors is out of this world! We substituted grated parmesan for the swiss cheese because that's what we had on hand one time and that was great too!

LeighMow's Review

December 27, 2008
This is an outstanding salad! Everytime I make it people go crazy for it. The combination of the sweet fruits, salty cashews and tart lemon in the dressing make this salad perfect. This is great as a side item with any dish but can be eaten alone as a light meal. It is also a very pretty salad. I made it for a Christmas meal with the red apples and green pears.