Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad

A refreshing, tasty salad mix of spinach, romaine, avocado, mandarin, onion, cheese, and bacon drizzled with a homemade poppy seed dressing.

Photo by Johanna V.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 8

    ounces spinach

  • 2 to 3

    romaine hearts, chopped

  • 2

    avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 8 to 10

    mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented with knife

  • 1/2

    red onion, thinly sliced

  • handful swiss or gruyere, shredded

  • 8 to 10

    slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled

  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:

  • 2

    tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1

    teaspoon stone ground mustard

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1/4

    cup canola oil

  • 1

    teaspoon poppy seeds

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

To make the dressing, whisk to combine vinegar, mustard, and sugar in a small bowl. Slowly stream in the oil while whisking constantly to emulsify. Whisk in the poppy seeds and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. In a large serving bowl combine the spinach, romaine, avocado, orange, onion, cheese, and bacon. Drizzle with the dressing. Toss and serve.

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