Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

There is this salad kit with kale, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and poppy seed dressing from Costco that every other person picks up, possibly for the poppyseed salad dressing. Without reading the ingredients, it most definitely seems like you are eating healthy, but once you read the long list of what goes into the poppyseed dressing, you may want to think twice about picking up the salad kit. Here is a copycat recipe of the sweet kale salad, but with much healthier dressing ingredients and fresh chopped veggies. You will love this salad recipe not just for it’s taste, but also for the simplicity in making it yourself.

superfood salad

I try and sneak in kale into our family meals whenever I can, but sometimes I crave just a fresh, crispy and sweet salad. This salad includes a superfood winning combination of fresh ingredients, so here is what you will need: 

Green Kale: The world’s best source of vitamin K. 

Green Broccoli: Builds collagen. 

Brussel Sprouts: Minerals and antioxidants.

Cranberries: The dried kind.  

Pumpkin seeds: Very High in magnesium.

Cabbage Green: Improves digestion.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 stems green kale
  • 1 head green broccoli
  • 9-10 Brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2  cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 green cabbage

superfood salad

How to Make a Superfood Salad at Home:

You can make a small salad or a party-sized bowl, but the amount of ingredients listed makes a medium-sized bowl of salad if you use the same amount of each ingredient.

Chop the veggies: 

  • Chopped broccoli florets

superfood salad with poppy seed

  • Chopped kale leaves

superfood salad

  • Chopped green cabbage

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  • Chopped brussels sprouts

superfood salad with poppy seed

  • Add dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds to the large bowl. Toss together.

superfood salad with poppy seed

The Poppyseed Dressing Recipe with Just 4 Ingredients 

I love using this salad dressing for the salad. It’s a dressing that you will not find at any grocery store. It’s made with mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and poppy seeds. You will find that the dressing is sweet and tangy just like a poppyseed dressing should be.

poppy seed dressing

Combine the simple ingredients together in a bowl.

poppy sed dressing

Other broccoli salads to try: 

Apple-Veggie Salad

Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

Broccoli Salad With Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, and Bacon

 

Equipment I Used

Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Superfood Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Course Salad
Calories 704 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 stems green kale stems removed, chopped
  • 1 head green broccoli chopped
  • 9-10 Brussel sprouts sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ green cabbage chopped
  • poppy seed dressing

Instructions
 

  • Chop a small head of broccoli and add to a bowl.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Remove the stems and chop the kale leaves, then add to the broccoli.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Chop 1/4 of green cabbage, add to the bowl.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Slice Brussels sprouts, add to the bowl.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds to the bowl. Mix all together.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Notes

You can make a small salad or a party size, the amount of ingredients listed makes a medium salad bowl. Use the same amount of each ingredient
Goes great with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Superfood Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 3231mg92%
Carbohydrates 122g41%
Fiber 33g138%
Sugar 61g68%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 5499IU110%
Vitamin C 773mg937%
Calcium 463mg46%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cranberries, dressing, kale, poppy seed, poppy seed dressing, pumpkin seeds, salad, superfood
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3 Comments

  1. This definitely is a superfood salad. Love how healthy and delicious it is – a recipe I need to make!

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