Spinach Blackberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

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Spinach Blackberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing – A delicious and nutritious blend of power greens, sweet blackberries, and almonds tossed in a lemon poppyseed dressing!

Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Nuts

This Spinach Blackberry Salad is truly delicious, healthy, and prepared in just minutes! The BEST sweet lemon poppyseed dressing over fresh berries and pecans sitting atop a bed of spinach. 

I am a snacker. I may have mentioned this tidbit about me here and there, but for reals, I can snack all day and go through the day without an actual meal. Pass me the Wonderful Almonds and leave me alone with ’em… Then, see what happens in 5 minutes.

Thus, when our days are filled with outside play, tanning, or just jumping in the pool, my snack obsession is ON! And it’s totally A-OK because who brings a meal to the pool?! Right. Not me.

Spinach Blackberry Salad - A delicious and nutritious blend of power greens, sweet blackberries, and almonds tossed in a lemon poppyseed dressing!

But, you know what’s totally cool? I don’t do junk snacks. No siree! I am a fruits and nuts girl. That’s why when we go to the beach, or to the pool, I just lug a beach bag filled with some of my favorites, such as everything Wonderful Brands has to offer – Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almond Accents, and of course that incredible POM Wonderful Juice!

Wonderful Brands is the fastest-growing brand in America’s produce aisles and it has become a trusted household name for delicious nuts and fruits – from pistachios to pomegranates. Did you know that 30 Wonderful Pistachios are only 100 calories?! That makes Wonderful Pistachios a delicious, smart snack, and a nutrient-rich alternative to “junk” snacks.

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Also, those Wonderful Almond Accents are SO! GOOD! I have not had a salad without them in the past 2 or 3 months. I add them to every salad that I make, including this Spinach Blackberry Salad topped with a handful of the Sweet Roasted Pomegranate Almond Accents and a drizzle of Lemon Poppyseed Dressing. Amazing!

To add, just an FYI, for those of you who are watching your calories or are conscious about sodium, switching from seasoned croutons to flavorful Wonderful Almond Accents is a pretty good option. AND at 40 calories per serving, I usually double up and make it a Saladbration!

Spinach Salad with Blackberries

Wanna have a Saladbration of your own?! It must be your lucky day because now you can! MAKE THY SALAD! You will love this fantastic Spinach Blackberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing. 

Enter this Giveaway and one of you beautiful readers will win a #WonderfulSummer Prize Pack which includes:

  • Wonderful Brands Beach Bag
  • Wonderful Brands Beach Towel
  • Wonderful Pistachios / Wonderful Pistachios Flavors (Tube Bags, 100 Calories)
  • Wonderful Almond Accents (Full Size, 3.4 oz.Bags)
  • Wonderful Almonds (Tube Bags)

Leave a comment below and tell me about your favorite snack.

One winner will be randomly selected. Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 8th, 2013, at 11:59 pm (CST)



Spinach Blackberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Spinach salad with blackberries, almonds, parmesan cheese, and a Lemon Poppyseed Dressing.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 344


For the Salad

  • 1 bag (6 to 8 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For the Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 whole lemon (about 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppyseeds


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl and mix lightly; set aside.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Serve.


WW Freestyle Points: 9
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Blackberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 294mg12%
Potassium 623mg18%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 5510IU110%
Vitamin C 31.7mg38%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: nuts, salad dressing recipe, spinach salad

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42 Responses
  1. Gintare @Gourmantine

    Good for you for not snacking on junk food! I’ve just recently learned to love walnuts and their mine favorite to go snack!

  2. Danielle

    I love all snacks!!!! Recently my favorite snack has been graham crackers with a little bit of nutella and some banana slices! Addicted!

  3. Kim - Liv Life

    MMM!!! Love that salad!!! When I was younger I didn’t really like salads, but now I find myself turning to them in place of meat dishes. But, I LOVE adding nuts and “goodies” to them.
    Favorite snack?? I’d love to say raw veggies, but really my favorite would be chips and guacamole!

  4. sarah k.

    My favorite snack ranges from cottage cheese and yogurt or nuts and dried natural mango or fresh fruit. A snack especially in the summer months would be frozen fruit pop or ice cream.

  5. Sue

    I love to snack on pretzels and chips with dip or peanuts and almonds. You know the stuff that’s not good for you. Except the nuts, of course.

  6. Kristy

    This salad looks like a great healthy meal or side for summer. I just love blackberries!!! And I’ve been snacking on wonderful nuts at work for weeks. 🙂 Delicious!!!

  7. Sandy

    My favorite snack is unshelled nuts. Having to shell them slows me down and helps limit the portion.

  8. Emily

    My favorite snack is either blackberries and vanilla soy yogurt or anything slathered in nut butter.

  9. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I am so excited about this giveaway! We love pistachios and never eat them nearly as much as we would like!! Favorite snack is greek yogurt!!

  10. Cindy Brickley

    My favorite snack would be popcorn with cayenne pepper and Parmesan cheese. Thanks for the post.

  11. Jeffrey

    My favorite snack is a slice of bread, preferably the heel, with a nice smear of nut butter and a drizzle of honey!

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