Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat

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Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and TastyLast night I had the pleasure of presenting at the Salt Lake Home Show and the theme of my demo was ‘The Lighter Side: Your Guilty Favorites Made Guilt Free’. I had the best time and really enjoyed myself. There’s just something about cooking in front of a live audience that is so much fun for me. I love cooking for others and sharing yummy recipes, I was able to do both! I made three courses and started with this delicious Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat made healthier! I know what you’re thinking.. ‘salad isn’t a guilty favorite’. OK. Well, it can be. Have you ever looked up the sugar content in those salad dressings? Trust me, most salads aren’t exactly as healthy as you THINK they are. Plus, candied nuts on top? 

So how did I make this a healthier version of the popular favorite? I’m beyond excited to share this recipe with you! First of all, can we just take a moment to marvel at how insanely gorgeous this is? Takes my breath away! I’ll be honest with you though, I don’t really like berries {gasp!]. I pretty much only like strawberries in fact. I have a hard time with seeds. It’s weird. I know. Anyway, back to why this salad is 100% guilt free! I did not use one stitch of white sugar anywhere. Not on the almonds, and not even in the dressing. Trust. This is SO delicious! I candied the almond slices in coconut oil and maple syrup. Divine. I swapped the sugar in the poppyseed dressing for honey. Amazing. Stop drooling over your keyboard and make this salad IMMEDIATELY!

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

 

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat // Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have! | Tried and Tasty

Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat

Serves 8
Ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version. Simple to throw together, beautiful to look at, and the most delicious healthy salad you'll ever have!
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202 calories
14 g
2 g
15 g
5 g
3 g
101 g
70 g
9 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
101g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
80%
Vitamin C
38%
Calcium
12%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Salad
  1. Fresh spinach
  2. Fresh strawberries, quartered
  3. Fresh blackberries
  4. Fresh raspberries
Maple Candied Almonds
  1. 1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  3. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1 c. sliced almonds
Poppyseed dressing
  1. 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  2. 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  3. 2 tbsp. honey
  4. 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  5. 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Wash spinach (unless it's pre-washed) and berries and set aside. In a skillet over medium-low heat, melt coconut oil . Add maple syrup and vanilla; stir well. When bubbling, add almonds and stir to coat evenly. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes, being careful to not burn them. Remove pan from heat and transfer almonds onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Cool completely before adding to salad. For the salad dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl whisk until smooth. Top spinach and berries with maple candied almonds and drizzle with 1-2 tbsp. poppyseed dressing.
Notes
  1. Extra almonds can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. Almond recipe slightly adapted from Feel Great in 8: http://www.feelgreatin8.com/feelgreatblog/candied-almonds/
  2. Poppyseed dressing slightly adapted from Cooking Light: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing
Adapted from I Heart Naptime
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calories
202
fat
15g
protein
5g
carbs
14g
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Adapted from I Heart Naptime
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76 comments about “Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat

  1. Leslie Holmgren

    I was at your presentation last night at the home show and LOVED everything! I was a little leary about the prunes in the dessert but was very pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was. I am excited to prepare the shepherds pie with sweet potatoes and the salad for my family tomorrow. I just prepared the almonds so am ready to go. Our mouths are watering! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Leslie! That makes me so happy that you loved everything! I’m so happy you came by to tell me πŸ™‚ The dessert actually didn’t have prunes, but rather dates (which are different) but I can definitely understand your hesitation. Trust me, it took me a while to get on board the ‘date train’ – but I’m so glad I did, they are a fantastic natural sweetener!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I absolutely LOVE the Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and I’m excited for you to make the salad & pie!! Thanks again for attending, I really did have a great time – the crowd was wonderful! Stick around over the next couple of days – I’ll be posting the Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie recipe as well as the Strawberries & Chocolate Buttercream. Of course, stick around after that because I’ve got so many great recipes I’ll be posting!

  2. dishofdailylife

    What a beautiful salad and it looks delicious! Pinning so I can try it! I’d love to have you share it with us at Foodie Fridays…this week’s party just ended at midnight, but our new one starts this Thursday at 9 pm.

  3. naptimecreationsemily

    everything about this looks absolutely amazing!! This kind of fruit and nut salad is my favorite and I’ve pinned it to make your version soon!

  4. valeriebrunmeier

    I could SO dig into that salad right now. Poppyseed dressing goes so well with fruit – it sounds perfect! You are a brave woman to present to a crowd.

    1. Yvonne

      Poppyseed dressing & fruit really is a match made in heaven, you are absolutely right! I’m nervous for just about a moment presenting.. and then I feel right at home!

  5. Meagan

    This looks incredibly delicious! I wish I would have stopped by to see you at the home show this weekend! Next time. This one is going on my list. I love my spinach salads, but I need to spice it up with this recipe. Looks amazing!

    1. Yvonne

      Add this recipe your your rotation: STAT!!! You will LOVE it! You’ll have to come by and see me for sure next time, I’ll be there in March!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Debra! I had such a blast, one of my favorite events to date for sure!! You are sweet πŸ™‚

  6. Jillian {Food Folks and Fun}

    I love a good copycat recipe, and this looks delicious! Bonus that you made it healthier!

  7. sevenalive7

    Yum, yum! I love berries in my salad. I’m going to to have to try this recipe for the dressing though, I don’t ever make my own dressing…..

    1. Yvonne

      I don’t know your husband, but I can almost guarantee he would love this – it’s so delicious!

  8. Rachael Yerkes @ Eazy Peazy Mealz

    Your pictures are so pretty, and you are right…so much sugar in those dressings. I bet you killed it at the home show, can’t wait to present after you at the next one!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Rachael, I loved this shoot! SO much dang sugar – that’s why they are so dang yummy and addicting!!!! Home show was AWESOME! Excited for you in March too – yay!

  9. createwithjoy

    Yvonne, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful recipes at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I have “pocketed” your article for future reference – and I’m delighted to include you among our Featured Guests at this week’s party #166!

    Have a blessed week!

  10. Lou Lou Girls

    Hello beautiful! I’m stopping by to let you know that Cassie chose your Zupa’s copycat salad as her favorite. We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7. Thank you for bringing such an amazing project to our party. Lou Lou Girls

  11. corinne1989

    Yum! I love poppy seed dressing and it looks like the perfect partner for that salad! I love all the recipes you’ve shown. No excuses for a boring lunch now! Thank you so much for sharing at This Is How We Roll Thursday. I hope you come back and share more of your delicious recipes.

  12. tampacakegirl

    Love this recipe. Healthy and delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  13. familyroom2

    Hi Yvonne, this salad looks so scrumptious. I can never resist berries and their bright colors and flavors. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites, I’m featuring this on today’s party!

    1. Yvonne

      What?! No way – thank you so much! That makes me so happy! I’m with you on the bright colors and flavors.. TOO YUMMY!

    1. Yvonne

      There’s a print option on my recipe card? Hopefully you can get this printed – such a great recipe!