Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing48 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 35 min
“I always get rave reviews when I serve this simple salad with a zesty poppy seed dressing! I often don't use the full amount of dressing as I prefer less.” - by Joni B.
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
- Place vinegar, sugar, red onion, mustard powder, and salt into the bowl of a blender. Cover, and puree on high until smooth. Reduce blender speed to medium-low; slowly pour in the vegetable oil and blend until incorporated and the dressing is creamy. Stir in the poppy seeds and set aside.
- To serve, toss the romaine in a large bowl with the crumbled bacon, Mandarin oranges, and enough dressing to moisten. Place onto salad plates and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 457 cal
- 33.7 g
- 34.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (48)Rate This Recipe
"Wow - now this is a salad! It's full of vibrant colors and it's a great combination of flavors. I can see why the submitter gets rave reviews when it's served. I know I certainly did! And, I'm glad I ..." See moreread through the reviews, because I cut the sugar in half and that was plenty. I also opted for olive oil vs. veg. oil and dijon vs. dry mustard. You can definitely play with this to suite your tastes and you won't be disapppointed. I added some dried cranberries to the mix for that little extra something... Great recipe!"
"Thanks for sharing this delicious refreshing salad, Joni B! I cut the sugar back to 1/2c and it was still plenty. This is a favorite around our house. I sometimes toss in a handful of dried cranberrie..." See mores, too."
"We really enjoyed this salad, even though I forgot to add the almonds. The (pink) dressing is excellent:not 'too' sweet, to us. Presentation is fresh & beautiful. I will not only make for company, bu..." See moret often, for everyday family meals. Thank you, for such a delicious and pretty recipe!"
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