Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing Recipe
Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing Recipe – loaded with flavors, perfect for spring and summer, this salad is nutritious and tastes delicious. The homemade poppyseed dressing is light, gluten free and vegan.
Don’t ask me what I like more, the salad or the dressing? Strawberry arugula salad with strawberry dressing… Sounds like the perfect combination for a salad lover like me!
Every time I see a salad with berries on the menu at a restaurant, I order it. You can check out this Pear and Raspberry Chicken Salad Recipe , this Blackberry Spinach Salad or my Blackened Chicken Spinach Salad all three made with berries.
This last time I was at a Greek cafe and I ordered a salad with strawberry dressing. The dressing was nice, but the salad did not have nearly enough stuff in it.
Just mixed greens, chicken and onions. Really? No nuts? No cheese?
I needed to redo it at home, my own way. This is how this Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing Recipe was created.
What ingredients do I need to make this Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing Recipe?
A salad made with peppery arugula, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grilled chicken, chopped almonds, avocado and cheese. Fair enough? Or it feels like too many ingredients? Wait until you see the dressing.
Delicious and very simple to make, this strawberry poppyseed dressing tastes amazing! Tangy, sweet and flavorful.
Could be used on many other salads as well. I doubled the recipe and have been using it in salads for a week.
I’ll be trying it on a pasta salad, hope it works.
How to make poppyseed salad dressing?
Perfect for lunch or as a dinner salad. Could be made a day in advance, just don’t add the dressing. I used arugula and love the result, but mixed greens or spinach could be used instead.
If you are a berry lover and like salads like me, try this one, you won’t regret it!
What to serve this strawberry arugula salad with?
Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing Recipe
For the strawberry poppyseed dressing:
- 1/2 cup light vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt — (or more if you don't like the dressing too sweet)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 cup fresh strawberries — , chopped
- 1 tbsp poppyseeds
For the salad:
- 2 cups arugula
- 1 ( 6-8 oz) grilled chicken breast, see notes
- 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 kiwi — , sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 large avocado — , chopped
- 1-2 tbsp chopped almonds
- 1 tbsp chopped scallions — , green part only
- 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- poppy seeds to sprinkle on top
For the dressing:
In a blender combine vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and strawberries. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine sieve and return to the blender.
With the blender running on high, slowly pour the oil inside. The dressing should become a little creamy. Stir in poppyseeds. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
For the salad:
Place all ingredients in a bowl/large plate. Pour dressing on top.
1 6-8oz chicken breast
1 tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic and paprika. Drizzle with oil. Grill chicken for 3-4 minutes per side on a hot gas grill.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 417, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 588mg, Potassium: 900mg, Carbohydrates: 51g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 38g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 690%, Vitamin C: 116.7%, Calcium: 231%, Iron: 2.2%
More Salad Recipes:
Spinach Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette
Mediterranean Style Rainbow Quinoa Salad
Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad
Roasted Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Pistachios
I am loving all the strawberry salads that I am seeing around at the moment. I had the best strawberry packed salad when I was in Greece and I can’t wait to recreate it now that I am home.
This salad is just gorgeous, Mira! I absolutely love the pretty color of the dressing. Such a great idea to pair that with strawberries!
Oh my GOSH, Mira! This is just the prettiest and most colorful salad ever! I’m obsessing over that pretty pink dressing!!
What a gorgeous looking salad Mira, love the dressing, such a pretty pink 🙂
Simply gorgeous! I love the color of that dressing. I’m getting a few pounds of strawberries this weekend to make some jam. And I’ll be trying this dressing for sure! I love strawberry and spinach combo a lot, so probably will try with spinach first. 🙂
Salads are strangely one of my favorite things ever, but I’m with you, Mira – they NEED to be loaded with stuff. 😉 So glad you decided to take the idea of the salad you ordered out and re-vamp it, LSL style! Not only is this salad seriously gorgeous, I am LOVING all the components!! This beauty has the perfect amount of “stuff”! <3 And I will be putting that strawberry poppy seed dressing on ALL the things! Pinned! Cheers, friend!
This is like a rainbow in a bowl, just stunning! I agree, a great salad needs to be loaded with lots of goodies and for me a dressing can make or break the dish – your strawberry poppyseed dressing looks absolutely stellar! This is a must-make for summer!
You make the prettiest salads, Mira! This one is stunning! I can’t get enough of strawberries lately and can’t wait to make this!
This salad is just what I want to be munching on this summer!!! I LOVE the strawberry poppyseed dressing!!! WOW!
Mira, your strawberry poppyseed dressing looks divine! I love that you were inspired to make something better than what you ordered out. Isn’t that the best though–when you can make it better at home? 🙂 I totally agree on needing more stuff in a salad! Make it a full meal, I say! Love this. Have a great weekend, Mira! Pinning!
I think I just want to do shots of the salad dressing. Your salad is pretty like the rainbow so vibrant. I crave been craving salads like crazy lately so I am sure recipe will be on our menu soon.
That dressing has me drooling! So simple but so delicious.
This is a salad I could eat all summer. Just lovely.
This is one of the most beautiful and delicious looking salads I have ever seen,Mira. And that poppyseed dressing is making me drool. Can’t wait to try this pretty pink beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!
Mira, Your strawberry poppyseed dressing looks and sounds wonderful! I am new to the whole berries in salads, but since I first had one a few weeks ago, I must say I love the combo of sweet berries in a savoury and crunchy salad!
This dressing and salad combo looks so refreshing and delicious! I’ll have to add this to my summer salad rotation 🙂 Pinned!
YUM!! Mira this salad is perfect!! There’s just something magical about fresh strawberries on a salad!! And I used to work as a waitress at this resort… the salad bar had this amazing homemade poppy seed dressing!! So nostalgic for me! Thanks for the recipe and I hope that you have a great weekend!
That poppyseed dressing looks amazing. I’m not a huge fan of arugula, but I think I could use spinach and still replicate your great salad.
I recently discovered an organic, farm-to-table restaurant near me that highlights fresh local produce (Ohio) and the salad there was absolutely fantastic, and I’ve been looking for a recipe similar to it, and this seems spot on! I will be giving this a try!
I’d probably try it with spinach, too. Love this salad, so delicious!