Lemon Poppyseed Salad

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Who here loves a good salad?

I’ve been slightly obsessed over the years, and I especially love trying a good salad at home or at a restaurant that comes with a delicious homemade dressing to go with it. Ranch and Thousand Islands dressings are always good to have on hand, but nothing beats a homemade dressing that is custom to the salad you are having. All of my favorite salads from restaurants have special dressings to go with them, including the Luau Salad from Cheesecake Factory, the Oriental Salad from Applebee’s and the Thai Crunch Salad from California Pizza Kitchen (seriously – they are all amazing and highly recommend you trying them if you haven’t yet). 😉 Today’s recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Salad is a new favorite because it not only has a delicious lemon poppyseed dressing to go with it, but it’s full of flavor and yummy ingredients. The salad includes chicken, craisins and sunflower seeds. The combination is amazing and we’ve made this a few times in the last month for family functions. It can be made without the chicken too, but the poultry makes it more hearty – perfect for a meal.

If you love salads as much as we do, then I suggest giving this one a try. The poppyseed dressing is amazing and takes just minutes to put together. Here is what you’ll need to make it:

Lemon Poppyseed Chicken Salad
 
Serves: 6-7
Ingredients
  • 3 cups salad mix, chopped
  • 2-3 chicken breast, cooked and sliced
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup craisins
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Add chopped salad, craisins and sunflower seeds to a large bowl and mix.
  2. Make dressing by whisking together mayo, sugar, lemon juice and poppy seeds (refrigerate until ready to serve).
  3. Right before serving add chicken pieces and dressing and toss to coat. ENJOY!

NOTE:

There is salad kit at Costco that comes with salad mix, craisins and sunflower seeds. We just use our own dressing and add the chicken. 😉

Homemade Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This dressing would be great on a myriad of salads!!

Lemon Poppyseed Chicken Salad - a delicious chopped salad with tomatoes, craisins and sunflower seeds and topped with a delicious homemade lemon poppyseed dressing.

Homemade Lemon Poppyseed dressing

Lemon Poppyseed Chicken Salad - a delicious chopped salad with tomatoes, craisins and sunflower seeds and topped with a delicious homemade lemon poppyseed dressing.

With spring and summer just around the corner, I cannot wait to make this salad even more!

Check Out My Other Recipes

For more favorite salad recipes, check out:

Quick and simple Caprese Salad - an easy and delicious salad filled with salad, mozzarella, tomatoes, avocados and balsamic glaze!

Quick Caprese Salad

Asian Noodle Salad - coleslaw, linguine, chicken, and fried wonton strips covered in a delicious homemade Asian dressing!

Asian Noodle Salad

Ultimate Caesar Salad with grilled chicken, croutons, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Simply AMAZING!!!

Ultimate Chicken Caesar Salad

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ENJOY!

Lemon Poppyseed Chicken Salad - a delicious chopped salad with tomatoes, craisins and sunflower seeds and topped with a delicious homemade lemon poppyseed dressing.

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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