Strawberries & Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply SatedStrawberries & Greens Salad with Poppyseed Sweet & Sour Dressing is a stunning example of how opposites can work beautifully together.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply Sated When looking at this salad, the first thing that catches the eye is color. It is bursting with shades of reds and greens – two complementary colors on the color wheel. The conversations that happen at the color wheel must be hilarious, and I imagine one of them might go like this.

Green talking to Red, “Hey! Hey you, Red! Yes, you, you beautiful thing! You are one gorgeous hue. You are the color of roses, cherries, lips, rubies, holly berries, autumn leaves, and sometimes the sky at night.

Red responding to Green, “Oh, you do make me blush, sir. You aren’t so bad yourself, you hunky hunk! You are the color of leaves, pistachios, emeralds, limes, peacock feathers and the grassy blanket covering Ireland.

Both talking at the same time, “We complement each other extremely well, let’s get together.”

I don’t know about you, but maybe we should leave those two alone so they can get to know each other in private.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply SatedThankfully, the “opposites attract” thing isn’t all about color – it is also about texture and taste.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has sweet, smooth strawberries; crunchy toasted almonds; creamy tart goat cheese plus tangy, smooth cheddar. Then it is topped with crunchy, salty croutons. Oh. My. Gosh! Are you still standing? Now, add a drizzle of Sweet & Sour Poppyseed Dressing just to make you swoon.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply SatedI’m serious, you should not be standing while eating Strawberries & Greens Salad with Poppyseed Sweet & Sour Dressing – people have been known to faint.

So, come on, sit down and make your very own Strawberries & Greens Salad aka, “Opposites Attract Salad.” It is just too darned delicious not too.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply SatedI highly recommend this other oh-so-simple and shining example of opposite-type foods working well together. It also happens to be one of my favorites. Pineapple with Lime Zest.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply Sated
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Strawberries & Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed dressing & croutons.
Course Salad, Salad Dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 6 cups Mixed Greens – torn or chopped Iceberg & Romaine work great
  • cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup Honey Goat Cheese or Feta crumbled
  • 1- cup cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese shredded
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ cup Sugared Almonds – Fresh Gourmet Roasted Honey Almonds or my homemade sugared almonds at The Cookie Rookie http://www.thecookierookie.com/perfect-sugared-almonds/
  • Croutons or my homemade croutons http://www.thecookierookie.com/perfect-homemade-croutons/
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  • For the Poppyseed Dressing:
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ? c. white vinegar
  • 2 T orange juice
  • 2 T dried onion flakes
  • 2 t. dried mustard
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • • ¼ t. kosher salt or table salt
  • • 1 T poppyseeds
  • • 1½ c. canola oil

Instructions

  1. For the Salad:
  2. Combine all salad ingredients except croutons. Toss and mix gently.
  3. Serve the croutons on-the-side.
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  5. For the Poppyseed Sweet & Sour Dressing:
  6. Combine all dressing ingredients except the oil and poppyseeds in a blender or food processor.
  7. Mix on HIGH until well incorporated - 1 minute.
  8. Slowly, and with the blender on HIGH, slowly add the oil and mix the dressing until the oil is incorporated, 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add poppyseeds and mix another 30 seconds.

Strawberries & Greens Salad has stood the test of time. Strawberries, greens, sugared almonds, cheese with poppy seed sweet & sour dressing & croutons. Simply Sated

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    Comments

    Tonia from TheGunnySack
    I love poppyseed dressing but have never tried making my own! I can't wait to try this recipe!
      Susie Gall
      You will love this recipe and it tastes even better the next day. It is delicious and easy. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
    Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
    Strawberries and poppyseed dressing on greens is one of my favorite ways to make salads!! Great recipe!!
    Joanie @ ZagLeft
    What a lovely, fresh looking salad. Thank you for including the recipe for Poppyseed Dressing, I've never made it before and I'd love to try it.
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Joanie. It is a delicious salad dressing and very easy. It tastes even better after the flavors meld. Thanks for coming by today.
    Dan from Platter Talk
    Fantastically gorgeous, light, healthy and DELICIOUS! So nicely done, again!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Dan, and thanks again for taking the time to comment.
    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    What a gorgeous salad!
    Nicole Neverman
    This salad is really beautiful, Susie! I love the bright color given by the strawberries and that poppyseed dressing sounds gorgeous!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Nicole. This is one of my favorites salads and the dressing is crazy good. Thanks for stopping by today!!
    Linda @ForkandForage
    Susie, you have put together a beautiful salad with such lovely presentation. It looks really yummy!
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    This looks amazing! Perfectly fresh and pretty for the winter season. Can't wait to try your dressing!
    Jenny.U
    My husband and I just recently had a salad like this. Pinning to share with others!
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie
    This is beautiful mom! One of my favorite salads that you make. Love!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks, Bec. Yep, it has been a long time family favorite.
    Kathy
    Oh baby! This looks amazing! Another recipe I have to try..THANKS!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much, Kathy. This is an all-time favorite and I know you will love it. Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.
    Connie | URBAN BAKES
    I love the flavors of this salad and the dressing sounds divine!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Connie, and you are correct - the dressing is divine. It also keeps nicely in the fridge for a month:-) Thanks so much for stopping by Simply Sated.
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