Winter Salad With Fruit & Poppy Seed Dressing

I love adding seasonal fruit to a green salad all year long. In the winter, the trick is to use fruits readily available at your local market. Make this easy winter salad in minutes for a bright, refreshing recipe full of sweet flavors and crunchy textures you’ll adore. It makes a satisfying appetizer or salad not only for the holidays but anytime in the coming months.

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Curried Cashew Salad With Pear & Grapes

Pear season begins when Bartlett pears start arriving at the supermarkets in late summer. They’re soon followed by Bosc and Comice which are in season in the fall through winter. The Anjou is known as a winter pear.

I love a ripe pear. Most pears in the stores aren’t ripe yet, but I put them in a small paper bag for several days to ripen. I save the paper prescription bags for my pears and avocados to ripen. Those little bags are the perfect size.  I like to eat a pear alone or added to a salad or a fruit compote for a winter breakfast. Cooked pears can also make elegant desserts.

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