Make Ahead Apple Almond Poppyseed Salad

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This delicious Apple Almond Poppyseed salad with chicken can be made ahead to be ready to eat any time!

So, I’ll get right to it- This salad has been a game changer in my love for salads. I always liked salads, but I didn’t LOVE salads until I started adding fruit and poppseed dressing.

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This Apple Almond Poppyseed Salad isn’t just a hit for my own tastes, but any time I bring this salad to a party, someone always asks for the recipe.

We were invited to a friends house for dinner last night, and I brought this this apple almond poppseed salad to share! There are some salads I make cause they are healthy and I am trying to eat more greens, and then there are other salad salads I make that are more indulgent for parties and potlucks. This is the one for a party or a potluck!⁠

I started with a huge bag of sliced almonds in the freezer.

In the morning, I made the candied almonds:⁠
In a skillet, I used

  • 1/4 cup butter,
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, and
  • 1/2 cup slice almonds.

I heated the butter until it melted with the brown sugar and then added the almonds to the melted sugar butter. I stirred and cooked the almonds for about 4-5 minutes, and then spread them out to cool on a baking sheet with parchment paper.⁠

The rest was simple and I put it together just minutes before the dinner.⁠ I used

  • 4 apples, chopped⁠
  • Assortment of greens I had including a romaine mix, baby spinach, and a spring mix.⁠
  • 1/2 dried cranberries.⁠
  • Brianna’s poppyseed dressing.⁠
  • The candied almonds.⁠

Before leaving home, I added some dressing to the apples, just so they wouldn’t brown in transit.⁠

After we arrived, I poured about 1/2 cup of the bottle of dressing over the rest and tossed it.⁠

The only thing it was missing was FETA CHEESE! If I had feta, it would have been perfect.⁠

The calorie count on the image is for ⁠

  • 1/2 of an apple⁠
  • a sprinkle of the almonds⁠
  • 1 tablespoon of the dressing⁠
  • and a few craisins.⁠

To make ahead for your own eating, separate the ingredients into compartments and store in the fridge. Get all the make ahead salad kit ideas here.

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Apple Almond Poppyseed Salad

This delicious Apple Almond Poppyseed salad with chicken can be made ahead to be ready to eat any time!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: apple almond poppyseed salad, apple poppyseed salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Amy Roskelley
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Ingredients

Candied Almonds

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds

The Salad

Instructions

Candied Almonds

  • In a skillet, heat the butter until it melts with the brown sugar.
  • Then add the almonds to the melted sugar butter.
  • Stir and cook the almonds for about 4-5 minutes, and then spread them out to cool on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss the Salad

  • Chop the apples, and toss the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g
Nutrition Facts
Apple Almond Poppyseed Salad
Serving Size
 
1 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
200
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Apple Almond Poppyseed Salad

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