Lucy's Salad


I call this Lucy's Salad, because the recipe was given to me by a lady named Lucy, who was on the Junior League Marketing Committee with me before I became a Junior League drop out.


Fresh romaine is gorgeous, isn't it? The only lettuce prettier is Bibb.

Lucy's Salad

1 large head of fresh romaine
1 C cashew halves
1 C shredded swiss cheese
1/2 C craisins
1 ripe pear, peeled and chopped*
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped

1/2 C sugar
1 t dijon mustard
1/3 C oil
1/3 C lemon juice
1/2 t salt
1 T poppy seeds

Salad Ingredients

Ready to assemble!

Lucy's Salad

This salad tastes sweet, with a bit of tart from the apples and craisins. Perfection!

*I buy any type of pear that I can find that is soft and ripe. Usually Anjou pears, but I'll take a Bartlett if they are softer.

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Jill said...

Oh mah goodness! That looks heavenly. I made a great salad this weekend too. Might have to post the recipe!

mudmama said...

That is right up my alley!
Have you tried Sunset Grill's Sonoma Salad? KIND of similar. YUM!

Amy said...

Jill - You should! It's nice to find salad recipes that people have tried and you know will be great.

mudmama - My favorite salad in Nashville is Green Hills Grille's signature salad - baby bibb lettuce, slivered almonds, shredded swiss, and homemade honey mustard dressing. So simple and perfect! I need to replicate it home actually.

Unknown said...

WOW!!! this is a GREAT!!! salad. Something my family would enjoy eating. THANKS!!! for the recipe. Geri

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

OH! I may be running to the grocery again for the third time this weekend. That looks delicious!

Rachel said...

yum yum yum yum!
I love pears, walnuts, cranberries and apples in salads.
This is SO getting bookmarked! That dressing sounds nommy.

I"m so glad you do this, I love seeing your concoctions every Monday :-)

Heather Solos said...

That looks fab and I do need to step away from the predictable salad routine. Thanks!

annies home said...

sounds delicious was curious as to the name glad you explained that

Michelle said...

YUM! I do one that is similar and it's a staple at our house! There isn't much that beats a homemade salad dressing.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

That sounds amazing!

p.s. one of my favorite blogs I first discovered was Jr. League Dropout...she's since moved on to another blog but I loved that name!

Unknown said...

My mouth literally was watering by the time I reached the last photo. Fruit in salads -- yes. I'll be making this SOON. Thanks!

Leisa Hammett said...

Looks deliciously divine!

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