Poppy seed salad


Salads have to be one of my favorite things to eat for lunch! They’re so easy and delicious!! Perfect for when you have your girlfriends over as well. My friend Amy (who I met at a blogging event) came over for lunch last week and asked what she could bring. I told her to bring the chicken and we’d throw a poppy seed salad together. So I searched through my fridge and pantry and we came up with a YUMMY salad. We enjoyed talking blogs, eating and playing with the kids. I love lunch dates!

Here’s what we threw in our salad… it ended up being really good! I love mixing fruit and veggies! Makes the perfect combo!



Grilled Chicken, cucumbers, carrots, corn, mandarin oranges, strawberries and apples




Mmm… I LOVE Briannas dressing! The strawberry flavor is another fave!

This poppy seed salad was so easy to throw together and tasted really good. You can do A LOT of different variations with this dressing…that’s what I love about it! That and the sweet taste…mmm!

So what’s your favorite salad recipes? I need some new recipes…

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Nicole @ Miss Mommy posted on September 26, 2011 at 3:57 am (#

    One of my fav salads is mixed greens, dried cranberries, goat cheese, walnuts or almonds with Paul new mans balsamic dressing :)
    We actually had warm beef oriental salad tonight – mixed greens, crunchy noodles, bit of feta, cucumber, tomato, thin beef on the grill sliced thinly….delicious!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm (#

      Ooo that sounds good! I’m going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  2. ridha posted on September 26, 2011 at 3:36 am (#

    You should try Indonesian style salad too. We have fruits and veggies both with peanut sauce, but different taste. Really nice :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm (#

      Yum that sounds good. I’ve never tried peanut sauce. I’ll have to put that on my list. Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Mique posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:02 am (#

    I love good salads- can’t wait to make this.
    THANK YOU for contributing to our Shop for Shar. And for posting this! You are the best Jamielyn. xoxo

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm (#

      Any time! Keep us updated on the progress! Glad I could help. :)

  4. Kristin posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm (#

    This salad sounds great! Just so you know, there is no apostrophe in salads. It’s plural.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm (#

      Thanks for letting me know! I should have majored in English… who knew I would be writing for a living?! ;)

  5. SLS posted on September 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm (#

    It doesn’t feel right commenting about salads as I am eating a bowl of ice-cream. So, I love the give-back opportunity and I will check it out!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm (#

      LOL!! I only eat salads at lunch, so I can have ice cream later! ;)

  6. Becky@OrganizingMadeFun posted on September 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm (#

    This is my kind of salad! I’m all about fruit and a few nuts, too! Looks delicious!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm (#

      Me too! I love mixing fruit and nuts. Yum! Thanks for commenting! xo

  7. Michelle @ {Loving Every Second} posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm (#

    That salad looks SO GOOD!!!