Turkey, Mandarin and Poppy Seed Salad

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups red leaf lettuce, washed, dried, chilled and torn
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed, dried, chilled and torn
  • 1/2 pound cooked turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch julienne
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Orange Zest, as needed

In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, vinegar, poppy seeds, oil, mustard and pepper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, spinach, turkey and oranges. Pour the dressing over the turkey mixture. Garnish with orange zest and serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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