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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


"A colorful mix of baby greens, mandarin oranges, and almonds is topped with a sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing."
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15 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 salads)


  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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.

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 b...

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!!

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.

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!

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

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...

This is a very nice, refreshing salad! I used a mix of organic baby spinach and mixed baby greens. I used Hellmann's Light Mayo for the dressing. Update: I just added real bacon bits to the ...

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 th...