Poppy Salad

Here is a salad I know you'll love! It's one of our favorites around here. All recipes I've found that are similar to this one called for an entire cup of sugar in the dressing, or something close to that. I was able to lighten this dressing up and make it healthier, without compromising the taste. I know you'll love it! 


Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. EVOO

1 tsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. mustard powder

1/4 tsp. poppy seeds

**Put all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and mix until thickened, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and cool in fridge, at least 30 minutes.

Ingredients for salad:

1/2  head of iceberg lettuce, torn

1 (5 oz.) bag fresh spinach, torn

1/4 red onion, chopped

1/2 c. sliced mushrooms

1/4 c. grated swiss cheese

1/4 pound turkey bacon or regular bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 c. cottage cheese, drain liquid in small colander


Put all ingredients in a big bowl and toss. Once dressing has cooled in refrigerator, drizzle over the top. You may have some extra dressing, but put as much on as you feel you need. This salad doesn't need much dressing because the toppings do a lot of the talking!