My second favorite season of all time is Strawberry Season! (Yes, I consider Strawberry Season an actual season.) I absolutely love this time of year. I have my berry buckets all cleaned and ready to be filled with these sweet little bursts of sunshine. One of my favorite things to make with fresh-picked strawberries is this Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing.
I love everything about this salad. It’s crunchy and sweet with a little tang. This salad is the first thing I make when I get home from strawberry picking. I wash up a bunch of berries – they’re usually still warm from the vine — and slice ’em up. After all, a girl needs some sustenance before the big jam making session begins!
This Strawberry Salad is also a big hit at parties. It’s so pretty and colorful and a fun alternative to a traditional garden salad. It’s so easy to make — I use my egg slicer to make quick work of slicing the berries and my mandoline slicer slices the onion in a snap! If I have any leftovers (which I usually don’t), I’ll add some grilled chicken and have it for lunch.
Recently, I had the opportunity to make this salad on WNEP’s (our local ABC affiliate) Home & Backyard program. I had such a great time with Jackie and gang. You can read about the whole thing here.
Strawberry Season Spring and celebrate those sweet red strawberries and make this salad! This salad is crazy good! Oh, and in case you were wondering, my favorite season is Fall.
Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
3 hearts of Romaine lettuce
1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
10-15 strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
Tear lettuce into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss with sliced onion and strawberries.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients for dressing. Whisk until smooth. Dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until needed. I prefer to serve the salad dressing on the side and add it to each serving of salad individually.
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