Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

"Start your meal out right or serve as light alternative to lunch. Adapted from the March 2007 edition of Southern Living Magazine."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:




  • Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss with Lemon Poppyseed dressing (recipe follows).
  • Divide to individual chilled salad plates to serve.
  • Lemon Poppyseed Dressing:

  • Process 2/3 cup light olive oil and remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week; serve at room temperature.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. I made this for a ladies luncheon, and was a big hit!! I had several requests for the recipe. I really enjoyed the dressing. Thanks for a great recipe.
  5. Bev this salad was outstanding. The flavouful dressing was very complimentary to all the ingredients in the salad, resulting in a real taste treat. I love pears, apples, swiss cheese, sweet onions, mustard and lemons; served all together this salad was the bomb, excellant flavour and great texture. Thanks so much for sharing this winner.


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