Kool Poppy Seed Summer Salad

Linda Franklin


When it is 100 degrees in the shade, who wants to cook? But everyone needs dinner; this is quick, easy and tastes like a gourmet salad from a ***** star eatery!

★★★★★ 4 votes
3-4 generous dinner portions
45 Min
No-Cook or Other

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We love, love, love this salad. The dressing is the real star here, with an awesomely delicious flavor. Linda calls for canned chicken in her recipe, but we like using leftover rotisserie chicken instead. Either way is terrific!


2/3 c
olive oil
1/2 c
2 Tbsp
poppy seeds
1 Tbsp
honey mustard
1 tsp
1/3 c
lemon juice, fresh
1 large
head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 c
each sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges
1/4 c
chopped red onion
1 c
chopped walnuts
1 can(s)
white chicken breast (swansons)
1 large
english cucumber sliced thin
2 c
shredded swiss cheese

How to Make Kool Poppy Seed Summer Salad


  • 1Layer lettuce, chicken, strawberries, oranges, cucumbers, nuts, then red onion unto 3-4 serving plates. Set aside.
    Mix and shake oil, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, salt and poppy seeds. Drizzle on each salad to taste. Top with shredded Swiss Cheese.
  • 2Serve with crusty Italian Bread; be sure you have enough to dip in the remaining dressing/just cannot resist!

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About Kool Poppy Seed Summer Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy