1-2 pears or tart apples (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Toss together in a medium bowl.
6-8 cups lettuce or mixed greens (torn)
Add to fruit along with any of the following:
1/4-1/2 cup cheese (crumbled or shredded): blue, Gorgonzola, feta, Parmesan, Asiago, or Gouda
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds (coarsely chopped and toasted, or caramelized)
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Shake together in jar with tight lid (or use another favorite poppy seed dressing or vinaigrette). Add dressing to salad and toss gently or arrange on individual serving plates.
1/2 cup walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds
1-2 tablespoons corn syrup
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Mix together and toast in oven at 350 F until sugar begins to melt and nuts are toasted and coated. Watch carefully to avoid burning.