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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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"A colorful mix of baby greens, mandarin oranges, and almonds is topped with a sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing."

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Original recipe makes 4 salads Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Make the poppy seed dressing by whisking together the creamy salad dressing, vinegar, sugar, and poppy seeds; set aside. Arrange the spinach leaves, mixed salad greens, oranges, onion, and almonds onto individual salad plates. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing to serve.
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Apr 30, 2008

This recipe is great. I have made this for years although instead of mandarin oranges I use strawberries. Maybe next time I will try the oranges.

Dec 26, 2008

I'm on my 3rd time making this right now and it has been a huge hit both previous times. I used pine nuts both times instead of almonds (just cuz that's what I had, I think the almonds will be better though) and it turned out great too. I'm cutting the sugar a bit each time, but wanting to keep the vinegar balanced.


31 Ratings

Jan 26, 2009

This was a terrific recipe!! My family loved it. I did make one modification though and used less vinegar. Everyone loved it. This will definitely be a repeat for me!!

Dec 07, 2010

We really liked this salad. I used fresh clementines instead of the mandarins and added mushrooms. I had quite a bit of dressing leftover, so i'll cut it by 1/3 or so next time.

Oct 11, 2010

This is fantastic! I used all spinach and I subbed walnuts for the almonds because of an almond allergy- I brought it to a party and everyone ate it- there wasn't anything left in the bowl!

Aug 19, 2010

I've made this recipe many times, I add strawberries as well and crumbled goat cheese............it turns out excellent!!

Jun 15, 2010

Delicious salad. I used a whole bag of baby spinach; didn't have the salad greens. Added sliced strawberries along with the mandarin oranges. I used organic mayo from TJs instead of Miracle Whip, and added a dash of balsamic vinegar to the dressing.

May 27, 2009

Oh, yummmmmm! Really enjoyed this one. Added strawberries (kept the mandarin oranges) and chopped up some roasted almonds. Even "The Hubbs", whose reason for eating most veggies is "because their good for me", said "feel free to make this any time!" Thanks for a great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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