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Passionate About Health: Party Foods that won’t Add Inches (or Dullness) – Festive Tossed Salad

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DRESSING

1/3 c vegetable oil
2½ T cider vinegar
1 T lemon juice
1 T finely chopped onion
¼ c sugar (or 6 pk. artificial sweetener)
1 t poppy seeds.

Blend ingredients except poppy seeds for 1 minute.
Stir in poppy seeds. Good for up to 2 weeks.

SALAD

10 c torn romaine lettuce
1 medium apple, cored & chopped
1 medium pear, cored & chopped
1 c (4 oz) shredded or diced Swiss cheese
¼ c dried cranberries
1 c chopped cashews

Thoroughly wash & drain romaine lettuce. Tear or cut into bite size pieces. Place in large salad bowl. Prepare apple and pear and coat with 1 t lemon juice and water to retard browning. Just before serving, combine romaine lettuce, apple, pear, and dressing; toss thoroughly. Add cheese and toss lightly. Sprinkle cranberries and cashews on top or place in small bowls on side.

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