About this recipe:This is a wonderful salad that can be served as a starter or as a side dish. Romaine lettuce is tossed with dried cranberries, apple and pears in a homemade poppy seed dressing.
100g caster sugar
125ml lemon juice
2 teaspoons diced onion
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
150ml vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
115g grated Gruyere cheese
4 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
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Method Prep:15min › Ready in:15min
In a liquidiser or food processor, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard and salt. Process until well blended. With machine still running add oil in a slow steady stream until mixture is thick and smooth. Add poppy seeds and process just a few seconds more to mix.
In a large serving bowl combine the romaine lettuce, grated cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, cubed apple and cubed pear. Toss to mix then pour dressing over salad just before serving and toss to coat.