Mandarin Orange Poppy Seed Summer Salad

This recipe for a Mandarin Orange Poppy Seed Summer Salad is a simplified play on Panera's now-iconic poppy seed dressing-drenched menu options. The best part? You have the ability to customize the dish to any time of year with fruit and produce that you can source and choose yourself. In case you prefer to hit the local farmer's market or even a neighborhood fruit stand to pick out your fruit, you have all the control. There's no room for guilt or fear because you know exactly where your salad ingredients came from. Oh, and did I mention that it takes just 10 minutes to toss together? Lunch is served!

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  • Makes: 1 servings
  • Prep: 1 min
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Mandarin Orange Poppy Seed Summer Salad

Directions

  1. Fill a salad bowl or large serving plate with the combined greens and cabbage leaves.
  2. Add whole mandarin oranges (or whichever seasonal fruit you prefer) on top.
  3. Sprinkle your choice of crumbled feta or goat cheese over the fruit and leafy greens.
  4. Pour the poppy seed dressing over the entire salad.
  5. Garnish with nuts if desired, mix with a fork, and serve immediately.
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16 Ratings
245 Days Ago
1.0
Wow! Who was the genius that signed off on this "recipe"?
333 Days Ago
1.0
I think we know how to make a salad, the dressing is the important part.... DUH
335 Days Ago
2.0
Where is the recipe for the most important part of this salad?? The Poppy Seed Dressing!
shirleygen 335 Days Ago
To those who are looking for a Poppy seed dressing I found one on the page near the bottom. I haven't tried this there are other recipes for poppy seed dressing . I agree that it is misleading if you are going to state in the recipe it has poppy seed dressing I expect there to be a recipe for it. http://www.bhg.com/recipe/salads/poppy-seed-dressing/
Pamiss45 335 Days Ago
Not able to make this as the recipe for the poppy seed dressing was missing. As far as the reply "can buy in any store" not even close. I have been to Acme, ShopRite, Giant, and a few others zilch for poppy seed dressing.
nightstorm 335 Days Ago
Total Bummer - only reason I looked at this recipe was for the poppy seed dressing. what a waste of time!
quilt777 574 Days Ago
I was looking for the poppy seed dressing recipe. Ad was misleading as it didn't contain the recipe for the best part--the dressing.
Alice A. Palace 768 Days Ago
Copycat Mandarin Orange Poppy Seed Summer Salad Skip the trip to Panera -- Dream Green DIY (blog name) has the secret to their famous poppy seed dressing...I searched that blog, then contacted them. This is the reply from Carrie Waller at Dream Green DIY:"Thanks for the message! The poppyseed dressing was a store-bought salad dressing that you can pick up at any grocery store."Good Grief!
Patricia Moran 797 Days Ago
Come on you guys, we all looked for the salad dressing recipe not for the two cups of leafy greens.
Fern Vitense 797 Days Ago
The reason I checked this recipe is for the poppy seed dressing. Man was I disappointed.
Jo-Anne Nozick 798 Days Ago
Really, you don't include a recipe for the dressing???? Are we that stupid we cannot figure out the basic ingredients to a salad???

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