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With the weather getting way too hot in Texas, the search is on to find food that goes great with BBQ and light enough not to weigh you down in the heat. I had this recipe on my phone for quite some time and I’m not sure where it came from, but boy was it a hit!

INGREDIENTS:

Salad:

  • 1 (5 ounce) package romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 red apple, diced
  • 1 pear, cored and diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Dressing:

  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

  • Step 1Toss romaine lettuce, Swiss Cheese, cashews, apple, pear, and cranberries together in a large salad bowl.
  • Step 2Whisk vegetable oil, sugar, lemon juice, poppy seeds, red onion, and salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.


Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 314 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 9.9mg; sodium 342.7mg.

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