Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Start your meal out right or serve as light alternative to lunch. Adapted from the March 2007 edition of Southern Living Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss with Lemon Poppyseed dressing (recipe follows).
  3. Divide to individual chilled salad plates to serve.
  4. Lemon Poppyseed Dressing:.
  5. Process 2/3 cup light olive oil and remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week; serve at room temperature.


Most Helpful

My daughter made this for our Christmas dinner and it was fabulous! Sweet and tart, cruncy and just delicious~ the perfect accompaniment for our meal! We'll be making this one again.

susan dresser December 26, 2008

I used baby spring mix and chevre instead of romaine and swiss, and I LOVED this salad. The only other change I made was to substitute splenda instead of sugar to make it more lo-cal. What a great dressing, the salad was a huge hit at the potluck I went to. Thanks Bev, I will definitely make this again.

HealthyChef November 09, 2008

I made my apple and pear slices real thin and used along with a romaine and spinach combo. I loved all the different flavors in this salad and the dressing was a perfect accompaniment to my steak dinner. I can't wait to have this again this week. The pears I got were just right, which made them sweet and delicious, though they were nice and firm too. Outstanding would be the word for this one! One of the best salads I have ever had, and I have had many!

Chef Crystal Cooks May 12, 2008

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