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Toss mixed salad greens with flavorful fruit, walnut halves, and a homemade orange-poppy seed dressing for a fresh and delicious side salad that pairs well with most main dishes. 

Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2010

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Arrange 2 cups salad on each of 7 plates; drizzle with 1 tablespoon Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing (reserve remaining dressing for another use). Top each serving with 3 walnut halves.

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Chef's Notes

"I love to experiment, so I'm always creating recipes. The dressing in this salad is one I've been making a long time for fruit salad, but it also works well on leafy greens. Bagged salad mixes are a great time-saver, and you can throw a meal together in no time by adding a protein such as grilled chicken or shrimp." —Recipe Author and Sides & Salads Finalist, Debra Keil, Owasso, Okla.

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Nutrition Facts

173 calories; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 3.8g; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 23.5g; fiber 2.3g; cholesterol 4mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 53mg; calcium 60mg.
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