Poppy Seed Salad


Mandarin oranges add the color and the dressing adds the zing to this mixture of greens. You can use spinach or iceberg lettuce in place of romaine, or use a combination of any of them.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings



  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 5 ounces slivered almonds


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons poppy seeds


  1. Mix lettuce, oranges, green onions, and almonds in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Blend sugar, vinegar, salt, and mustard in a blender. Stream oil into the dressing while blending. Continue to blend until the dressing emulsifies. Add poppy seeds and blend briefly to mix. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
37g Fat
43g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 894mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 79mg 397%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 627mg 13%

* 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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