Lite Fruit Salad With Honey Poppy Seed Dressing by Paula Deen

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another recipe from her cooking show. I found it made more dressing than I had salad for and it was a little on the sweet side so next time I'll add more salad ingredients and cut down on the honey, and I suppose you could even reserve the juice from the can of mandarin oranges and use that for the orange juice in the dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop apple, avocado, and banana and mix together in a bowl with the drained mandarin oranges, raisins, and chopped nuts.
  2. Thorougly mix all dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over fruit mixture, stir, and serve.


Most Helpful

Excellent combination - better than the sum of the parts! I used the other reviewers' suggestions and used the juice from the mandarin orange can, with blood orange-flavored olive oil instead of canola. Super good - kids would probably like this!

FLKeysJen October 24, 2012

I found this recipe in one of Paula Deen's cookbooks. It did not call for a "green" apple...just an apple. I loved this, and you definately have to serve it with greens because it makes a lot of dressing.

Scrivener1 April 26, 2010

This was a really easy and delicious salad to make. I don't usually like avacado but it went well with the dressing. I cut down on the honey a little bit and it was great. I left out the raisins though due to our guest not liking them. The nuts and the apple add a nice crunch. Thanks!

Ms Finances May 12, 2008

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