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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 salads
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 34.3g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 293.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
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. Read More
(51)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
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. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
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. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
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! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
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. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2010
I've made this recipe many times I add strawberries as well and crumbled goat cheese............it turns out excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
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! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2010
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 salad and it is sooo good (it's what the salad was missing)! Read More
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