Close up of a lettuce salad in a white bowl topped with cashews, cranberries, pears, apples and grated swiss cheese
5 from 8 votes

Apple Pear Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Apple Pear Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. It's sweet, salty, crunchy, and delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6
Author Julie Menghini



  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar you can substitute with honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1½-2 lemons
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 green onions chopped (white and green parts)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil or canola (neutral) oil


  • 2 heads Lettuce greens of your choice torn to bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup cashews lightly chopped
  • ½ cup craisins
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 pear cubed
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded


  • Combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Right before serving, combine salad ingredients and drizzle with dressing. Reserve any extra dressing in the refrigerator for future use.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg
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