Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Rumored to be the "best salad ever", this salad was a HUGE hit at a baby shower I attended. Fortunately the hostess shared the recipe with us! I have modified and simplified the recipe but the delicious flavors and textures remain. Dressing is so yummy too! Add as needed as recipe makes a lot!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear or cut up lettuce. Cut apple and pears into bite size chunks. May use just apples or pears if desired. Add crumbled feta cheese and dried cranberries (or craisins). You can toast walnuts or use candied walnuts if you'd like. May substitute pecans or pinenuts. Shred chicken breasts and add to salad. Can also use rotisserie chicken or baked chicken.
  2. For dressing combine sugar, poppy seeds, raspberry vinegar, mustard, salt, oil & onion in a food processor or blender. Refrigerate. May want to cut dressing ingredients in 1/2 as you will have a lot of dressing. Stays good in fridge for about 4 days.


Most Helpful

Great salad for a warm fall day. I only had Gala apple and had to use red wine vinegar for the raspberry. Will get what I need on the next trip to the store. Made 1 serving of dressing for the two of us and it was perfect.

adopt a greyhound September 14, 2015

Outstanding salad! I used a mix of lettace that I had in my fridge. Omitted the feta (someone I was feeding had a milk allergy) and cranberries (couldn't find them) and used fresh rotissery chicken I pulled from the bone myself :). The dressing is WONDERFUL! Even the kids ate it up.

Krista Roes April 23, 2009

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