Friday, October 14, 2011

Wonderful Fall Salad

I love using fruits and vegetables that are in season to cook with. First of all, they are readily available. They also taste better, and they seem to sit well on the stomach. Fall produces some wonderful fruits that, when added to fresh salad greens and topped with a scrumptious dressing,  make a wonderful light meal or side dish. Apples, pears and dried cranberries are three of my favorites for fall.

Here's an easy  recipe I think you'll enjoy:


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Couple of stalks spring green onion sliced thin
  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 pear - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup poppy seed dressing
In a large serving bowl, toss together the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, apple, and pear. Sprinkle green onion on top. Pour dressing over salad just before serving, and toss to coat. 
Serve with garlic bread or warm croissants.
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