winter fruit salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

my brother and sister in law came over the other night to hang out and i hadn't really planned much for dinner but i did have all the ingredients for this salad i had been hoping to make so i whipped it up super quick and served it with a poor version of homemade pizza.  it was really good.  i'm learning to love salad again.  there are so many yummy variations and homemade dressings are the best!  give this one a try.

winter fruit salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:
1 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. diced onion
1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
dash of salt
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. poppy seeds

4 cups romaine lettuce
4 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup roasted cashews
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 apple, cored and sliced
1 pear, cored and sliced

To make the vinaigrette:
1. In a blender or food processor, combine the honey, lemon juice, mustard, and salt. Process until well blended. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow, steady stream, until mixture is thick and smooth. Add poppy seeds and process just a few seconds more to mix.

To assemble the salad:
1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine and mixed greens. Top with cashews, cranberries, apple, and pear. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Serves 2-4.

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