This recipe has been circulating in our family for years. Yep, years. So long that my mom had to bring over her recipe written on an epic gingerbread card so I could share. It is easy, fresh, flavorful and delicious!
The recipe for the dressing is:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp chopped red onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2/3 cup oil (we use olive, but you could use walnut, avocado, or sunflower oil)
- 1 T poppy seeds
Mix all above ingredients and shake together in sealed container to combine together.
Toss this in 2-3 heads of washed romaine lettuce, 1 cup shredded swiss cheese, 1 cup cashews, 1 cup of dried cranberries and a cup of chopped apples or pears. Honestly, I am guessing at amounts – just add what you like of these items.
Its a perfect salad in summer or paired with a lighter protein like fish or chicken. It’s a crowd pleaser.