Recipe By Gloria Dempsey
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 948.8

This easy and tasty salad is great for a meal or a side with a snappy and sweet taste.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups cashews
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 chopped hearts of romaine
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach
  • 3 pears, cored and diced
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup feta cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a saucepan. Melt the sugar over medium heat without stirring. Add the cashews, and stir until well coated, then spread out onto the prepared baking sheet to cool to room temperature.
  2. 2 Puree the raspberries, vinegar, and olive oil until smooth; set aside. Toss together the romaine, spinach, pears, cherries, and feta cheese in a large bowl. Toss with half of the raspberry dressing, and sprinkle with candied cashews. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 948.8
  • Carbohydrate 105.3 g
  • Cholesterol 37.4 mg
  • Fat 54.8 g
  • Fiber 13.3 g
  • Protein 18.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.2 g
  • Sodium 883.1 mg
  • Sugar 71.3 g

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  1. The dressing was to tart but salad is good with a different dressing. The nut candy process was a litle off also.
  2. The salad was good but the instructions for candying the nuts are not! I ended up with burnt sugar and a melted spoon. Search this site for a better recipe that includes WATER in the instructions. I used strawberries in place of raspberries. The dressing was quite tasty.
  3. 3 stars as written but with some tweaking was much tastier and is worth making. First off way too much cinnamon as listed in the directions. I cut this back to one heaping teaspoon and found that to be plenty. I used salted cashews as I like the salty/sweet combo. Add a bit less vinegar - Read more ...
  4. I took this to a family gathering and everyone loved it! I did add to the dressing a little; it seemed a little too tart so I added some sugar and dijon mustard to taste a splash more vinegar and some black pepper. The dressing appeared thick at first but thinned out nicely as the - Read more ...