*Showstopper* Summer Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

One of the best things about summer is the gorgeous array of fresh fruit that is perfectly ripe and ready to be enjoyed! I love finding different ways to use all the delicious fruit while it’s in season. Lately I’ve had a craving for Panera’s strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing. I haven’t had it in yearssss, so it was a random yet particular craving. At the farmer’s market, I had just picked up some lovely nectarines and strawberries so I thought I’d try to feed my craving and make a salad using all the summer fruit I love! My Showstopper Summer Salad is a striking blend of spinach, strawberries, blueberries, nectarines, mandarin oranges, red onions, and honey roasted pistachios drizzled with a rich and creamy poppy seed dressing. All the delicious flavors of summer in one quick and easy salad!

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Summer Chopped Caprese Salad with Blackberries

Summertime is here and with these beautiful, hot days I’ve been craving some big, fresh salads to enjoy while soaking up the sunshine! My husband absolutely loves Caprese salad, so I wanted to try to bring that rich Caprese taste and also make it full of fresh produce and big enough for a meal. My Summer Caprese Chopped Salad with Blackberries is full of fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, cucumbers, spinach, and juicy blackberries all enrobed in a citrus-balsamic dressing. Trust me, this salad recipe will be the perfect summer staple that everyone will enjoy!

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