When I think back to my college years, Cafe Intermezzo in Berkeley is usually one of the first things that pops to mind. Their legendary salads, piled high in a wooden bowl with turkey and beans spilling over the side, served with a huge chunk of their homemade wheat bread are what helped us girls survive the food that our sorority had to offer. Their salads and sandwiches are amazing and any time I make it back to Berkeley I try and figure in a trip to Intermezzo to get my salad fix.
To make at home, put together a salad w/ any of the following ingredients and toss with the poppy seed dressing (see below): romaine lettuce, red cabbage, grated carrots, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, cucumber, avocado, hard boiled egg, alfalfa sprouts, and croutons.
Then add in 1 tbsp poppy seeds and shake once more.