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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.

More Light Spring and Summer Salads:

Mixed Baby Greens with Strawberries, Gorgonzola and Poppy Seed Dressing

5 from 2 votes
6
Cals:198
Protein:5
Carbs:16.5
Fat:14
Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!
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!
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /4 of recipe

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.

Last Step:

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /4 of recipe, Calories: 198 kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.5 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 144.5 mg, Fiber: 3.5 g, Sugar: 12.5 g

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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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34 comments on “Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing”

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    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!