This salad is extraordinary. I have made it many times since I got the recipe from a gal in my neighborhood. The above picture shows a bowl that is 11 inches in diameter. Two adults and one 3-year-old devoured its contents in less than 24 hours. The dressing is a delicious mix of sweet and tangy.
1 head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped (if you use bagged lettuce, you will probably need two)
1 apple, cubed
1 pear, cubed
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 c. Craisins
1 c. cashews
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tsp. minced onion (or 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. onion powder)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 c. oil (I have only used canola)
Mix salad ingredients and dressing ingredients separately. Toss together before serving. Keep them separate if you don't plan to use all the salad at once or it will get soggy. You must know, however, that I would still eat this salad if it were soggy. It's that good.