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Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad Recipe

Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad Recipe

Dried cranberries add color and cashews bring fun crunch to this pretty salad. “It’s great for a covered-dish dinner, but can also be served at luncheons with the girls,” writes Darlene Hoffman of Augusta, Georgia. “I like to serve it with crusty rolls.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup lightly salted cashews
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup poppy seed salad dressing


  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the salad mix, oranges, cashews, cheeses and cranberries. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 274 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Poppy Seed Mandarin Salad

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"This salad is one of our favorites. The flavors all complement each other. I always get asked for the recipe when I take it to potlucks."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"my family request this salad often It is delious"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"This is the recipet I have been looking for the past year. It is great. I put rice noodles on my salad."

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