Spinach/Romaine Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing & Mandarin Or

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have been experimenting with different types of salads and dressings and have developed this very tasty combination of greens and dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SALAD - Drain oranges, place into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cube apples and place in a bowl.
  3. Pour lemon juice over; mix well to coat to prevent from turning brown and let marinate for about 1 hour or longer.
  4. Before using apples, drain any excess lemon juice.
  5. Prepare spinach and Romaine lettuce; dry on paper towels, and add to a large bowl.
  6. Add ice cubes and let chill for at least 1/2 hour to crisp.
  7. DRESSING - In a glass jar with lid, add orange juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper; shake well to blend.
  8. TO SERVE - Remove ice from the greens and discard; drain any water.
  9. Add apples and pine nuts and toss to mix well.
  10. Add dressing mixture and toss to coat well.
  11. Arrange spinach on individual salad plates and top with 3 or 4 Mandarin orange segments.
  12. This dressing is also very good with young, mixed greens.


Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious salad dressing!!! Certainly warrants more than 5 stars. Used it tossed with baby spinach, arranged mandarine sections on top and scattered some sunflower seeds. Yummy, thanks for sharing.

Sue's Kitchen May 30, 2011

just made the dressing to put on a similar salad but with teryaki chicken. sooo yummy! thanks

jetta_mel May 13, 2010

We adored this salad...there was not a speck left after dinner, even though there was another salad that was only half eaten. I made this on the spur of the moment and did not have any apples in the house so I added some dried cherries to the orange segments, and substituted roasted walnuts for the pine nuts (there again, none in the larder). The dressing is wonderful, and I am thinking that it might also be good on a cold grain salad with oranges and dried fruit.

Sweet Baboo April 26, 2010

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