Ingredients

* 1/4 cup canola oil

* 2 tablespoons water

* 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar

* Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar

* 1-1/4 teaspoons poppy seeds

* 3/4 teaspoon grated onion

* 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 4 cups torn romaine

* 2 medium tart apples, chopped

* 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

* 1/3 cup pecan halves, toasted

* 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

* In blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until blended. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, apples, oranges and pecans. Add dressing and toss to coat; sprinkle with blue cheese. Yield: 8 servings.