Sunday Salads: Summer Fruity Romaine Salad with Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

On June 19, 2011 by Kelly

When I decided to embark on this Summer series I began it with this salad in mind. Yes, this salad is SO MEMORABLE that I decided to create a whole Summer series just so I could show it off. Sunday SaladsWell, that might be extreme. But, I definitely had this salad in mind from the beginning. This is a recipe from a dear friend. She would periodically bring this salad to our house church gatherings and eventually I begged her for the recipe. Of course, when I went to locate the recipe for this series I couldn’t find it. Figures. Good thing she is a “good” friend because she didn’t hesitate to give it to me a second time. So in an effort to guarantee that I never lose it again, I am writing it here, for all of you so that it lives in infamy. How is that for not forgetting?

Summer Fruity Romaine Salad with Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Vinaigrette


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Salad Ingredients:

2 bags of Romaine Lettuce (4 bunches)

1 Apple, cored and diced

1 Pear, cored and diced

1 cup of Blueberries

2 cups Mozzarella Cheese

Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 -1/2 medium White Onion

1/2 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Lemon Juice

1/2 cup Canola Oil

2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds


Combine all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl, toss. For the dressing, in a food processor mince onion until fine. Add sugar and lemon juice. Pour into a bowl with a tight lid. Add oil and poppy seeds. Shake well. Toss with salad and serve immediately. (Salad will wilt after dressing has been on for some time).

Servings: 8

  1. Yummy! And I bet that sweet onion poppyseed dressing would be wonderful on just about any salad – I’ll be making a big batch this week!

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