Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is a delicious combination, but the addition of oranges, blueberries, and pineapple makes this a perfect summer salad.
A few weeks ago my friend Sherra was describing this amazing salad she had just had at Paradise Bakery. Since Sherra typically doesn’t eat anything green I figured it must be a really good salad if she liked it!
After she described it I had to google it and find a recipe for this strawberry poppyseed salad. She was right – it is great. It’s pretty and delicious!
This is the perfect summer salad because it incorporates all kinds of yummy fruit – some canned and some fresh. Not only is it yummy, it is so pretty with all the different colors!
You could easily adapt it to whatever was in season and in the off-season just use canned fruit. Or just customize your strawberry poppyseed salad with whatever fruit you have on hand. The poppyseed dressing is delicious with all different types of fruit. And the addition of some toasted pecans gives it some nice crunch!
In addition to delicious and colorful, this salad is so easy to make. And easy is the name of the game in the summertime when I would rather play than cook. I used readymade Kraft Poppyseed Dressing to make it even easier.
Some of my other favorite summer salads:
Some of my favorite kitchen tools to make STRAWBERRY POPPY SEED SALAD:
STRAWBERRY HULLER – I love this thing. It is the quickest and easiest way to hull a strawberry.
STRAWBERRY SLICER – This little tool will slice up your strawberries perfectly even in seconds.
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Recipe
- 1 lb. romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 can mandarin oranges
- 1/2 cup toasted pecans
- poppyseed dressing
- Slice fruit and combined with lettuce and dressing. Enjoy!
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Originally posted August 2008
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