Our summer salad series is off to a great start– Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, yum! Please welcome Christina and check out her delicious summer salad recipe below:
Hi there! I’m Christina from It’s a Keeper, a food and cooking blog where I test recipes to see if they’re (you guessed it…) keepers! Carrie has graciously let me take over Making Lemonade today and share one of my favorite summer salad recipes with you.
I cannot wait for strawberry season each year. It’s a very short season where I live and it often depends on the amount of rain and warm weather. Each year, I stalk our local strawberry farm to find out when the berries will be ready for picking.
I anxiously wait with my berry buckets all cleaned up and ready to be filled with those sweet little bursts of sunshine. I’m ready to go on a moment’s notice! Yeah, I’m that crazy about it!
As soon as I get home from the strawberry farm, I wash up some of my (still warm) berries and make this Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing.
I love everything about this salad. It’s crunchy and sweet with a just a little tangy-ness. Sometimes, I even go crazy and add some grilled chicken. It makes a perfect lunch
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 also super easy to make .
I had the opportunity to make this salad on my local ABC affiliate’s Home & Backyard program you can watch the clip here.
If you’re looking for more easy recipes like this one, check out my 70+ Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas.
- 3 hearts of Romaine lettuce
- ½ of a small red onion, thinly sliced
- 10-15 strawberries, thinly sliced
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ 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.
Hi! I’m Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer here at It’s a Keeper. I’m a northeastern Pennsylvania food blogger and a self-proclaimed recipe hoarder who reads cookbooks cover to cover like most people read a juicy novel. I’m also a wife and busy mom.
If you’re a busy mom like me, I can help you get dinner on the table too. Dinner time doesn’t have to be stressful. I promise. With a little planning and a feweasy recipes you can have dinner under control. I also provide meal planning tips and cooking resources to help you answer the question, “What’s for dinner, mom?”.
Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe, Christina! Strawberry season just started here so I’m heading out this weekend to hand-pick the necessary ingredients. If you like this recipe, please pin and share the love. Happy Weekend, everyone!