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Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing & Rubbermaid FreshWorks

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Fresh baby spinach, crisp apples, sweet cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and tangy goat cheese are tossed together then lightly coated with a delicious, homemade creamy poppy seed dressing. Packed with flavor and nutrients, this Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing is destined to become a favorite!

Now that Autumn is finally here, I get to indulge in some of my favorite Fall fruits and vegetables. And I can make my favorite Fresh Fall Salad with Homemade Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing. My family loves fresh fruit and veggies. So much so that you will often find us either at the Farmers Market on the weekends, or in the backyard counting the days until we can harvest our tiny garden.

I’m always looking for ways to help fresh produce last longer so when asked to participate in a Rubbermaid FreshWorks Review, I was thrilled. Do they really work? Keep reading to find out, and enjoy my Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe! Be sure to enter our giveaway, too! This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

Crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, hearty walnuts and goat cheese come together in this fresh Fall salad with a delectable creamy poppy seed dressing.

No matter how often we eat it though, inevitably some of that produce always goes bad. And nothing makes me more frustrated than throwing out produce that’s gone bad. I might as well just throw away money! In fact, did you know that as a result of throwing away fresh produce, Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year?! That’s the equivalent of $192 per household!* Luckily Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers can help reduce this waste, and it’s so easy to use.

Rubbermaid container set

How Do Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers Work?

Using patented FreshVent™ technology, Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers keep produce fresher up to 80% longer** than traditional product packaging. The innovative Rubbermaid FreshVent lid naturally regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the container creating an optimal environment so your produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked.

inside of Rubbermaid lid

In addition, the CrispTray™ in the bottom of the container elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help reduce spoilage. No more soggy mess!

grapes in a Rubbermaid container

Made of BPA-free plastic, Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce savers are top-shelf dishwasher safe and super easy to use. Simply remove the produce from the existing store packaging and place it into the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers, then stick them in the fridge. They work best if you don’t wash or cut up the produce first. And did I mention that the lid filter lasts a lifetime, so there’s no need to worry about any replacement.

spinach and grapes in Rubbermaid containers

How to Make Fresh Fall Salad with Homemade Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Since discovering Rubbermaid FreshWorks, I’ve been eating salads almost every day for lunch. This Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing is one of my favorites, full of gorgeous colors and rich flavors tossed with the perfect homemade creamy poppy seed dressing.

Crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, hearty walnuts and goat cheese are tossed with a homemade delectable creamy poppy seed dressing in this Fresh Fall Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing recipe..

Ingredients to Make This Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

For the Salad

4 cups baby spinach
2 apples. thinly sliced
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup walnuts
1/3 cup goat cheese
lemon zest

For the Dressing

1/4 cup 2% milk
1/3 cup low fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon lemon zest

close up of salad

Instructions

For Salad

In a large bowl combine the baby spinach, apple slices, walnuts, cranberries, and goat cheese.
Toss to combine ingredients.
Top with the zest of a lemon.

For Dressing

Whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, milk, sugar and poppy seeds.
Add desired amount to the salad and toss well.

salad in a bowl

More About Rubbermaid and My FreshWorks Review

I am thrilled with my new Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers. At first I was a bit skeptical, but after trying them for several weeks, I am hooked! Fruits and vegetables have been staying fresh a lot longer, and I love how the containers stack up in my fridge perfectly. Plus I haven’t had any issue with staining so far.

overhead shot of salad with apples, cranberries, walnuts and goat cheese

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers are available in six different sizes making them perfect to hold all types of produce. They can be purchased individually or in sets. You can find them through the Rubbermaid website, Amazon and your other favorite stores!

salad in rubbermaid container
Yield: 4 cups

Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing recipe

Fresh baby spinach, crisp apples, sweet cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and tangy goat cheese are tossed together then lightly coated with a delicious, homemade creamy poppy seed dressing. Packed with flavor and nutrients, this Fresh Fall Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing is destined to become a favorite!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 apples. thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

For the Salad

  1. In a large bowl combine the baby spinach, apple slices, walnuts, cranberries, and goat cheese.
  2. Toss to combine ingredients.
  3. Top with the zest of a lemon

For the Dressing

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, milk, sugar and poppy seeds.
  2. Add desired amount to the salad and toss well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 cups

Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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*Source: USDA 2014
**Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

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Annette

Tuesday 31st of October 2017

I'd use this to store berries, especially raspberries and blackberries which don't last very long in my fridge.

Donald Santos

Friday 27th of October 2017

I would use it for my fresh fruits

DJ

Thursday 26th of October 2017

I would use them to store my fresh berries.

Jan Lee

Thursday 26th of October 2017

I'd use these to store any produce, (fruits or vegetables) and possibly any salads or combinations of produce :)

Sumaira khan

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

I would use the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers to keep leftover fruits, food and on the go lunch box for kids

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