A coupe of weeks ago Rita Heisey brought this salad to a ladies dinner/bible study and everyone went crazy over it. In fact, we had several people for SuperBowl game last week and a couple of the ladies decided that we needed Rita to just bring this as her “appetizer”. So bring she did. After everyone left (after Randy switched off the lights around 9 p,m,) Randy even said, “that salad was amazing” if you know Randy very well, he just doesn’t use that word very much. This morning after church we went to have lunch before coming home and as we left the restaurant, we ran into friends from church just going in. One of them ask me who had brought the salad to the ladies dinner a couple weeks ago. Because of so many folks requesting the recipe I thought it best if I just post it. Thanks Rita for showing us just how good a salad can be, with just a few ingredients. The dressing is delicious and you will fall in love with this salad, I promise! If you don’t like cashews, substitute almonds or pecans. I’m not a cashew fan, but in this salad, I ate them all.
10 cups romaine lettuce, cleaned and chopped
1 cup (4 oz) shredded swiss cheese
1 medium gala apple, chopped to bite size
1 medium pear, chopped to bite size
3/4 cup dried cranberries (Crazins)
1/2 to 1 cup cashews
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tables lemon juice
2 Tables chopped red onion
1/2 teas salt
2/3 cup salad oil
1 1/2 teas poppy seeds
Easy to fix salad ahead of time and just have ready to toss with dressing which you have blended well right before serving.
Squeeze a little lemon juice on the chopped pear and apple to prevent from turning brown. Leave skin on apples for color
Serves 8 to 10.
Thanks Rita for sharing this recipe. IT is a WINNER!