Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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5 from 2 votes
Strawberry Salad is literally summer in a bowl. This Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing is the perfect escape to sandals, warm sun rays on your face and long summer days, no matter what time of year it is.This bright and flavorful Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing is the perfect flavor combination.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed dressing

This Strawberry Salad with my favorite homemade poppy seed dressing recipe is literally summer in a bowl. It is one of my favorite salad dressings ever and totally Instagram and Facebook worthy. You just follow a few simple steps and this homemade salad dressing will be a favorite for life. The fresh strawberries add a fresh sweetness while the creamy homemade poppyseed dressing gives it a burst of flavor and honey like sweetness. It’s the perfect escape to sandals, warm sun rays on your face and long summer days, no matter what time of year it is. It is great to keep in the fridge no matter what calorie diet your are on.

Strawberry Salad recipe with homemade poppyseed dressing in a bowl with extra dressing and a bottle of wine in the background

I love everything about this Strawberry Salad with homemade poppy seed salad dressing. Get your blender blender ready! Homemade dressings are my favorite and I actually collect homemade dressing recipes. It’s crunchy and sweet with a little tang. It is the first thing I make when I get home from strawberry picking, slicing up the sweet berries that are usually still warm from the vine. If you close your eyes right now, I swear you can taste this amazing Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing.

Why This Strawberry Salad Recipe is so Special

This salad is very much like the Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad Panera Bread offers. However, this version is even better, in my opinion, because you can make it your own. Add more of the tempting strawberries or load it up with extra dressing to make it your own special version of perfection.

How to Make this Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing-Step by Step

  •  Step One: First, start by cleaning and washing all the fruit and vegetables. Next, tear the greens, slice your onions and then hull and slice your strawberries (Photo 1 below)
  •  Step Two: Then measure out all the ingredients for your dressing and combine in a bowl. Usually, I do this ahead of time so it has time for all the flavors to fuse together. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Finally, when you are ready to serve, assemble all the ingredients, give the dressing a final stir and serve, I like to put the dressing on the side so each person can determine the amount that they would like. (Photo 3 below)
step by step instructions for making Strawberry Salad recipe with homemade poppyseed dressing

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 Recommendations for Making The Best Strawberry Salad Recipe

The is one of those incredible dishes that benefit from using the freshest ingredients that you can find. I love to make it frequently in the summer months when strawberries are abundant and at their peak.

However, don’t be afraid to make it any time of year as long as you can find good produce at the grocery store. Mix up your greens, try spinach or a mixed field green.

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 watch the segment here.

Strawberry Salad recipe with homemade poppyseed dressing in a bowl with a bottle of wine and extra dressing in the background

What to Serve with your Strawberry Salad?

This Salad can be a meal on its own merits, however, if you have some hungry men in your life and need to add a little something else to accompany the salad try- Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken or Bacon Bourbon Glazed Steaks.

Alternatively, if you just want to add something sweet, try Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Parfait or Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake.


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This Strawberry Poppyseed Salad pairs wonderfully with CK Mondavi and Family’s limited release Spritzed Rose Moscato. This light and refreshing wine has quickly become one my favorites.  It has notes of strawberry, peach and tropical fruits and the bright acidity of the wine balance the sweetness of this salad.  It’s best to enjoy this wine chilled to a perfect 55 degrees.

CK Mondavi has been hand-crafting fine wines for four generations.  Grapes are harvested from their 1850 acres of prime California vineyards to produce top quality wines that can be enjoyed for any occasion.

You can find this limited release Spritzed Rose Moscato now until the end of 2020.  Check for availability in your area here.

CK Mondavi spritzed Rose moscato wine in a bottle with a glass and salad

Expert Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Salad Recipe

  • Add Protein: Perhaps this is your main meal so add, grilled chicken or Shrimp
  • Different Dressing: If you have a family member that cannot have seed try disregarding the poppy seeds or try a strawberry dressing
  • More Fruit: Feel free to add raspberries, blueberries or blackberries to this salad.
  • Go Nutty: Try adding a little extra crunch with slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts.

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Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed dressing
5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Salad Poppy Seed Dressing

Yield: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Strawberry Salad is literally summer in a bowl. This Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing is the perfect escape to sandals, warm sun rays on your face and long summer days, no matter what time of year it is.This bright and flavorful Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing is the perfect flavor combination.
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Ingredients

  • 3 hearts of Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Salad Recipe
  • Add Protein: Perhaps this is your main meal so add, grilled chicken or Shrimp
  • Different Dressing: If you have a family member that cannot have seed try disregarding the poppy seeds or try a strawberry dressing
  • More Fruit: Feel free to add raspberries, blueberries or blackberries to this salad.
  • Go Nutty: Try adding a little extra crunch with slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1248IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poppyseed, salad dressing, strawberry

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    IT’S FABULOUS! Don’t wait for summer to get here – it’s too good and beautiful to wait until summer! Pairs well with fresh (or frozen) breaded baked Cod, potatoes and freshly cut up boiled carrots. The dressing is light and sooo refreshing!

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  2. Perfect salad for summer! I will be making this as soon as I get more CK Mondavi Rose Moscato! That wine goes fast, it’s so easy to drink. Can’t wait to try this pairing. cheers!

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