Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!

Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This makes a wonderful light lunch or a perfect side salad to serve with grilled chicken. Other healthy strawberry salads I enjoy during this time of year are Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries, Spinach, and Goat Cheese or a super simple Strawberry Cucumber Salad.


Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!
Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!
Today it really feels like Spring here on the East Coast. Temperatures are supposed to get into the eighties, which is quite a change from the snow we had two weeks ago! I’ve been on a salad kick big time, and even started a Pinterest board dedicated to salads called “Bikini Ready Salads” because summer will be here before you know it.

What is Poppy Seed Dressing made of?

This poppy seed salad dressing is a simple vinaigrette made with honey, poppy seeds and minced shallots.

I love fruit in my salads, especially when combined with the texture of nuts such as almonds and a soft cheese like Gorgonzola. The sweetness of the strawberries compliments the cheese, and the poppy seed dressing ties it all together. And side bar, I am looooving Organic Girl’s I heart baby kale mix.

You can swap the almonds for any nut you like, such as walnuts or pecans and the cheese can be swapped with goat cheese. For Paleo diets, leave out the cheese and use raw honey in the dressing. Naturally gluten free.

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Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!
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Mixed Baby Greens with Strawberries, Gorgonzola and Poppy Seed Dressing

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198 Cals 5 Protein 16.5 Carbs 14 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey, raw for Paleo
  • 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds

For the salad:

  • 5 oz organic mixed baby greens
  • 1/4 cup slivered almond
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola, leave out for Paleo

Instructions

  • Place all the dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake.
  • Combine the salad ingredients in a big salad bowl and toss with dressing or you can divide the ingredients equally between four plates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe, Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.5g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 144.5mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 12.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 5
Keywords: mixed green salad, poppy seed dressing, Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, strawberry salad, summer salad

Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!

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34 comments

  1. So, so good! Will make this again and again! My blue cheese went bad so I used feta and it was wonderful. Good size portion. Easily could throw chicken in and make it a bulkier salad. Chef’s kiss!

  2. Great flavor combination., easy to make, low calories and fat. Love Skinnytaste recipes.

  3. Just had this for lunch. So good! The flavors are so fresh and all of it together is amazing! Another hit!

  4. This was delicious! I made mine with all spinach but otherwise followed the recipe. I think next time I will try toasting my almonds. This recipe will be in my regular rotation, for sure. Thanks so much!

  5. This is a great salad! Even my husband who is not a big fan of salads said it was good! Love the dressing-super easy to make and very tasty!

  6. Good gracious, I LOVE this salad! What a wonderful idea to make strawberries the star of the show in a salad! Love the poppy seeds as well!

  7. I really love this dressing – will it keep for a few weeks if I make a bunch? I know some homemade dressings don't keep as well…

  8. I made this tonight for dinner and it was incredible!!! I substituted the spring mix for baby spinach and omitted the Gorgonzola…this quickly became one of my favorite salads…EVER!!!!!! My daughter who doesn't care for dressing even loved it!!! Thank you so much Gina!!!

  9. what can be substituted for red wine vinegar?

  10. I made this last night for a family dinner party, it was a BIG hit! Thank you again for a nother great and healthy recipe!

  11. Would Apple Cider Vinegar work or is there such thing as just cider vinegar? Sorry if that's a silly question. 🙂

  12. Gina, this looks and tastes so good (I know it, even before I taste it.) Thanks for sharing. Just pinned that beautiful picture. 🙂

    Blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

  13. I have grown to love strawberries and I already love Feta cheese so this is going to be a delight. I also love poppy seed dressing. Can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Couldn't resist this salad…saw this and had to make it last night. It was sinfully delicious!!

  15. Love this dressing!

  16. I've been putting sweet fresh strawberries and gorgonzola (my fav cheese) in salads for many years….but never tried it with Poppy Seed dressing! So will be making your dressing this week! Looks yummy. I was thinking of replacing the poppy seeds with chia seeds…what do you think?

  17. Beautiful salad!! this is a perfect for a spring lunch! Just over the pops of red over the kale!

    Mr. & Mrs. P

  18. I have made a similar salad for years! It is truly a favorite! I'll sometimes use blue cheese or feta to change it up.

  19. who sells babygreens

  20. I love summer salads with fruit, this looks so good. I didn't even know baby kale existed but now I MUST get some!

  21. It's snowing here but I'm choosing to ignore this fact as I day dream about summer. This salad is the perfect denial meal for a day like today!

  22. wow this looks so delicious and fresh !

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  23. I've been loving your recipes for a while now, and I just recently started trying to follow a somewhat Paleo diet. I'm so happy that you have also started coding recipes as Paleo; I can continue to enjoy them as I try out this new lifestyle. Thank you Gina!

  24. Gina – I'm not a fan of bleu cheese of any variety. Is there another cheese that you would recommend as a substitute? How would this change the Points + value? Thanks in advance for taking time to respond. I love your blog and all the great ideas you provide. Your recipes are delicious and are helping me in my weight loss journey. Thanks!

  25. Beautiful strawberries! Just the look of them whets my appetite as opposed to the usual All green salad! Cheers!

  26. Gina, I love, love, love your blog!!! I started weight watchers in March 2007. I lost 24 punds and then we moved and I had some other things going on. Needless to say I gained 15 of that back but only due to my lack of effort.

    Weight Watcher recipes are great and my whole family loves them. I am adding you to my blogroll at www.getinshapefor2008.blogspot.com