Monday, January 2, 2012

Fruit Frenzy Poppyseed Salad for Tea Time Tuesday

Hello Friends!!

It seems like it has been forever since we
shared Tea on Tuesday. 

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday 
and New Year Celebration. 

This time of year, many people seem to renew their interest
in getting "fitness-y" and are more health conscious.

I even found myself interested in some new salad
ideas and just love what YUMMY MUMMY
offered this week, check it out HERE!

This inspired me pull out my all time favorite salad
recipe to make for Tea Party Tuesday this week.

This is something that is great anytime of year and 
definitely can serve as a meal itself, or delightful side!

I call it Fruit Frenzy Poppyseed Salad, but you 
might recognize it as very similar to Panera's seasonal
strawberry poppyseed salad that is so delicious! 

I often add a grilled chicken breast and that is a
wonderful source of protein.

This could not be more simple to make.
Plus, it tastes phenomenal and is GOOD FOR YOU!

Romaine and Spinach salad leaves
Strawberries cut-up
mandarin oranges
toasted pecans

*to be honest, I don't really measure the amount of fruit I put in but usually I just cut cup a container of strawberries, use 1 container of blueberries, 1 can of mandarins and 1 small can diced pineapple (juices drained) and throw what I want in there! 

Poppyseed salad dressing 
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Combine vinegar, sugar and mustard in container of electric blender. 
Process on low while gradually adding oil. 
After thoroughly blending, add poppy seeds and stir until mixed through. 

Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups Per Serving 

For a printable recipe for the dressing click HERE! 

I enjoyed this salad today with a nice hot
cup of Vanilla Caramel Truffle!

I must say that I am very excited for 2012. I feel very, very blessed. 
I have the world's best husband for sure and my 
child is just the absolute bee's knees, seriously, 
that kid just cracks me up!

I am also excited to see what YOU are bringing this week!

I often link up to these fantastic parties!
Crazy for Crust Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday Handmade Tuesday  Tip Me Tuesday  Get Your Craft On Trick or Treat TuesdayWEDNESDAY  Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick Cooks THURSDAYArtsy Girl Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday Sassy Sites Friday Fun Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie Friday


Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks so much for hosting :)

Miss Merry said...

Thank you for hosting. I am a new follower! Miss Merry

Sue said...

What a good way to start the new year! The dressing sounds so good, Trish!

♥ Miss Tea said...

ohhh the fruit frenzy poppyseed salad look delicious!! i think i need to eat more salad if i wanted to lose weight in the new year! thanks for sharing the recipe as i need it printed out to try and make! the vanilla caramel truffle is heavenly! perfect combination! God Bless you and your family always!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your salad sounds delish, Trisha! I'm glad you are counting your blessings. I am counting mine as well. Happy New Year my friend and thank you for all your wonderful ideas and posts in the past year.


kitty said...

Trisha, the salad looks so yummy & colorful. I love salads that have fruit in them with some protein added...mmmmmm!! Thanks for hosting. xoxo

Paula said...

Now I know what I'm using the three mandarin oranges in my crisper for! This salad looks delicious and the poppyseed dressing is a new one for me. Anxious to try it!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Happy New Year! I'll have to save that dressing recipe for sure. Thanks for hosting!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Happy first Tea Party of the New Year! Thanks for hosting! I wish you and your family the most amazing 2012!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Hello! Thank you for hosting! I have just got here and hope to come back again. I love your salad and Poppy seed salad dressing recipes I can't wait to try them. Pat

Kathy said...

Hello Trisha, Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a Delightsome, blessed holiday! I love this salad - will definitely add it to my menu! I have been looking at lighter snacks and salads for meals! Thanks for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God bless,

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Happy New Year! Hope it is a great year for you. Thanks for hosintg!

Beth said...

Your salad looks fantastic, Trish! Happy New Year!
p.s. I purchased some "Florence" tea at your recommendation...yum! I'm glad I did.

Sherry said...

That looks really good Trisha. So does that tea! Have a very Happy 2012!

High Heeled Life said...

Happy New Year dear friend! WOW! this looks and sounds delish... and a perfect dreamy combination of inspiration that summer (ok spring first, lol) will be here to rescue us from the bitter cold it has turned outside... Thank you for putting a little sunshine in our tea today! xo HHL

P.S. The postman ... left the most thoughtful package in our mail box. Thank you ... and it was my pleasure. hugs, xo C.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
This will be me having salad with my tea - I'm dieting like everyone else. I've not thought to photograph my salads as I put all sorts of things on them and have to look hard for sweets to show. :-)
You do have a special daughter and apples don't fall far from the tree.

Lisa said...

Looks delightful. I myself am on an eat healthy and detox from the holiday. Now THAT is worthy of a bah humbug! As soon as I get my act back in the kitchen for baking, I will link up again. Feels kind of good to be a blog slacker...

My Little Home and Garden said...

I did not quite get my act together enough to participate this week (hey, I've still got Christmas baking in the freezer). I do like the look of that salad, Trisa!

Terri said...

Oh yum! That looks delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Your cup of tea looks so pretty. I think it is just what I need right now. Thank you for the inspiration : )
Happy New Year to you!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Hi from another Husker living out of state! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Can't wait to try the salad -- I always get it when Panera has it on the menu!

Johanna said...

Hi Trisha,
thank you for sharing this wonderful salad recipe. Wish you another wonderful year with health, luck and joy.
Best greetings, Johanna

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Haniela said...

Hello Trish,
I love salads, this looks absolutely delicious and so fresh, hope a new year will bring lots of joy into your life, lots of health and love!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the salad also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Angela McRae said...

How did you know we're all looking for tasty new *salad* recipes this week! Yippee!

Kathryn Ross said...

Sensible salad for teatime - good choice. For our part, we really need to close down the sugar cabinet in our house this year!

Marilyn said...

Mmmm, this looks DELISH.. I HAVE to try it sometime.. LOVE IT.. Thanks SO very much for linking up and sharing your awesome feature via Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Hope you are back next week.. LOVING ALL your inspiration here as always..:)) Have a splendid week. xoxoxo.. Marilyn..

Mom Daughter Style said...

very healthy indeed!

Ces of

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This salad looks spectacular! Healthy and delicious too----double love!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Trisha

I love your amazing salad recipe; so pretty too!

Thank you so very much for so generously and kindly gracing our blogs with your various lovely Tuesday tea party links. Thanks also for visiting our blogs time and time again and leaving sweet words of comment and encouragement with your participation for our Tuesday Tea's for our, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', weekly blog tea party.

Pam and I are going to very much miss you as we leave blog land for quite a long while. This is due to very important personal reasons that were unforseen; (even two weeks ago).

Dear Pam and I had a long and friendly conversation just two days ago. Upon my informing Pam that I needed to 'bow out gracefully', from blogland for the forseeable future, she requested that I also send this message of deepest gratitude and regret on her behalf also. As I bid you a fond farewell and as we both leave you and other very lovely fellow bloggers for the time being my friend.

Have blessed New Year in 2012!

Hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee, (and Pam; Pam is from her own, 'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog.)

The Tablescaper said...

Such a pretty salad.

I'm so happy you brought your post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

ahnn said...

This is really good for tea time. Looks yummy and definitely very healthy.

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