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Sweet and tangy, this homemade Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing makes this simple salad of apples, Swiss cheese and cashews sing!

My Favorite Salad & Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing


Romaine lettuce, green apples, Swiss cheese and cashews are drenched in a dreamy drizzle of Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing for this simple statement salad!



For the Salad

  • 2-3 hearts of romaine lettuce (coarsely chopped or ripped)
  • 1-2 green apples (cored & cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 8 oz. Swiss cheese (cubed)
  • 1 1/3 cups cashew halves/pieces

For the Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Blue Plate Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, vinegar, sugar and poppy seeds. If you have time, refrigerate the dressing for at least 1/2 hour to allow the flavor to settle in.
  2. Just before serving, layer or toss together the lettuce, apples, Swiss cheese and cashews. I like to layer the ingredients in a big glass bowl and toss everything together just before serving.
  3. Drizzle the salad with the Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing and enjoy!


The prepared dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

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