Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad

1 bunch romaine, torn
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup salted cashews
1 medium pear, thinly sliced
cup dried cranberries


Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

2/3 cup olive oil
cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2-3 teaspoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
teaspoon salt

In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, Swiss cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Yield: 15 servings