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!
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    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American
    Diet: Low Calorie
    Keyword: apple almond poppyseed salad, apple poppyseed salad
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 8 servings
    Calories: 200kcal
    Author: Amy Roskelley

    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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