Cashew And Swiss Tossed Salad




This cashew and swiss tossed salad recipe comes from my girlfriend, Meridith. She is such a great friend and her recipes are always wonderful.



I took this salad to a little get together at a park and didn’t notice that the dressing needed a good shake hence the separation. I love the color of it though. Doesn’t a dressing that has color like that just make you want to try it? Sometimes we get a little bored of salads because they really lack flavor or they consist of all the same texture so there really isn’t anything different or exciting about them. Not so with this salad. Flavor and texture is contributed from the dried cranberries as well as the chopped apple and pear. Oh, and don’t forget about the cashews! A great little added flavor and slight creaminess. YUM!  You get a fresh new taste in every single bite! This cashew and swiss tossed salad is so much better than the typical salad.


Let me know if you try it and what you think!


Can Cashew Nuts Cause Allergies?

Studies show that cashew nuts can cause allergic reactions in some people.

The allergic reaction to cashews can be more severe than the reaction to peanuts.


Are Cashews Good For You?

Cashews can lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. 

Cashews contain  potassium, vitamins E and B-6, and folic acid, which help to fight heart disease.


Will Pears Ripen Once They Are Picked?

Pears will not ripen if left on the tree.

Pears must be picked when they are mature and then they will ripen off the tree.


Cashew And Swiss Tossed Salad

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Cashew and Swiss Tossed Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Quick and Simple Dairy Free Recipes
Keyword: cashew, main dish, salad, vegetarian
Calories: 3446kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


For the Salad

  • 10 Cup Romaine Lettuce torn
  • 1 Cup Swiss Cheese shredded
  • 1 Apple diced
  • 1 Pear diced
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries I use craisins
  • 1/2-1 Cup Cashews chopped


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion chopped (I use yellow or red)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons Poppy Seeds


  • Combine dressing ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
  • In a large bowl mix lettuce, cheese, apple, pear, and cranberries.
  • Drizzle with dressing.
  • Add Cashews and toss to coat.
  • Serve right away.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 3446kcal | Carbohydrates: 256.9g | Protein: 68.2g | Cholesterol: 99.4mg | Fiber: 29.1g | Sugar: 175.6g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Cashew And Swiss Tossed Salad”

  1. I'm always looking for a good salad! Thanks!

  2. The dressing does look pretty- I love the color. What a tasty salad