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Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat

This Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat will allow you to ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Berry Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 255 kcal
Author Yvonne



  • Fresh spinach
  • Fresh strawberries quartered
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh raspberries

Maple Candied Almonds

  • 1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. sliced almonds

Poppyseed dressing

  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar


  1. Wash spinach (unless it's pre-washed) and berries and set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

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/
Poppyseed dressing slightly adapted from Cooking Light: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing

Adapted from I Heart Naptime

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.