Feb | 10
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Fast Food Recipe: Turkey and Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Chicken Salad

Straight from the kitchen at Brooks

Why do we call these posts Fast Food Recipes? First, because they are simple and quick to prepare and secondly, because these healthy dishes help you stay fit, energized and running fast. This is an actual dish made at the Brooks headquarters. Other recipes include West African Pumpkin Soup with PeanutsQuinoa Salad with Lime Dressing and Tuna & Artichoke Salad with Sun-Dried. Enjoy!

Turkey Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

What you will need:


1 – 6oz. bag baby spinach
8 oz. cooked, diced turkey breast (you can also substitute cooked chicken)
½ pint cherry tomatoes
Poppy seed dressing (below)
¼ cup sliced almonds


1/4 cup  sugar
2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup  white vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon  dry mustard
1 teaspoon  salt
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

How to make it:

  • Toss spinach, tomatoes and turkey together with dressing to taste (you won’t need all the dressing)
  • Top with almonds for added protien and texture.
  • In blender combine sugar, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard and salt, process until creamy. Add poppy seeds and blend until just seeds are just combined.
  • This recipe makes two servings, but can be doubled to serve more.

Have you tried it? Post a photo below.

About Joel
I am a runner in Seattle, Washington. When I'm not at work, I enjoy camping, running trail races and exploring the outdoors.

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