Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Albert Einstein believed that a man needed just a chair, table, violin and a bowl of fruit to be happy. Going by his opinion, in this salad we bring you the happiness but with variations that you are going to love. Winter fruit delights apple and pear are adorned with a delicious dressing of lemon, onion and mustard. It just gets better with the addition of cashew nuts and cranberries. To a food lover the combination is a splendid treat beyond words and for a non food lover, it is an introduction to the world where food becomes the greatest source of joy. Give it just twenty five minutes and you will prepare something that is going to delight your guests. Stick to our step by step guide for mastering a recipe that is going to be the center of your dinner table for sure.

Serving size: 6 person
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Utensils needed: food processor, large salad bowl


1/4 cup white sugar
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1 teaspoon diced onion
-1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
-1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
-2 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
-1/2 cup cashews
-2 tablespoons dried cranberries
-1apple – peeled, cored and diced
-1 pear – peeled, cored and sliced


  • 1

    Take your blender or food processor out. Add sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard, and salt and get it running. While the processor is still running, add oil slowly to the mixture to form a creamy thick paste. Now, insert the poppy seeds and process well. Drain into a bowl for later use.

  • 2

    Combine the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, apple, and pear in a salad bowl. Toss them well together and pour the dressing over them. Stir well so that the dressing gets coated over the salad. Serve right away. Perfect for a winter evening.

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