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Apple Pear Salad Recipe with Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Author: Carole Jones


One of my all-time favorite salad recipes in the fall! Super easy and if you want it as a main dish, just add some grilled chicken or steak over the top!




  • 8 C spring mix lettuce
  • 2 C baby spinach
  • 1 large Fuji or Honeycrisp apple, chopped
  • 1 firm red pear, chopped
  • 3/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1/2 C crumbled feta cheese


  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated onion
  • 1 Tb poppy seeds
  • 1/2 C rice vinegar
  • 3/4 C canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, except for the almonds. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until fully blended.
  2. In a small skillet over low heat, toast the pecans or almonds until golden brown then remove them to cool before adding them to the salad.
  3. Toss the dressing over the whole salad and serve immediately, or just dress enough of the salad for the number of servings you need.