Fruity salad with Gruyere and cashews

    Fruity salad with Gruyere and cashews


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    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.

    Serves: 12 

    • 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
    • 110g cashews
    • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
    • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

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    My family love this recipe - it's yummy. - 17 Jan 2014

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