Berry Mandarin Salad with Citrus Poppy Seed Vinaigrette


By Micki Brown
Serves 4


Salad Ingredients:

2 cups fresh spinach, torn

2 cups lettuce, torn

2-3 mandarins, peeled, sectioned

1 basket strawberries, sliced

1 basket blueberries

Desired amount of Vinaigrette (below)

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

1-2 tbsp raw honey

2 tbsp coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp mandarin zest

Juice of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 mandarin

1 tsp poppy seeds


In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette, and whisk/shake well. In a large bowl, add the salad ingredients; toss together. Add desired amount of the vinaigrette mixture and toss/mix until the veggies are well-coated Enjoy!

Note: If you’re planning to serve the salad later, you can prepare the vinaigrette separately and pour over the salad when you’re ready to serve.