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Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad Recipe

This Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad Recipe is perfect to bring to a summer barbecue or eat in your sweat pants dreaming of warm summer days.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best salad, Easy Salad, Easy Salad Recipe, spinach
Servings: 8
Calories: 703kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • blender

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • ½ head romaine lettuce chopped
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 12 ounces bacon 1 package, cooked and crumbled
  • 15 ounces mandarin oranges 1 can, drained

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 green onion diced
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. 
  • When ready to serve, toss salad with desired amount of salad dressing and serve immediately.
  • If you anticipate leftovers, dress salads individually to avoid wilting.

Nutrition

Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 6576IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 2mg