Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Homemade Candied Pecans Recipe
Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Homemade Candied Pecans Recipe – seriously delicious! We love this for a quick side at lunch or dinner. Romaine, strawberries, Vidalia onions tossed in a quick homemade dressing made from mayonnaise, sugar, sour cream, milk, cider vinegar, and poppy seed. Top the salad with some easy candied pecans. We love this with grilled chicken, quiche, and sandwiches. A family favorite!
The BEST Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
This Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing screams summer! Fresh strawberries, romaine, sweet Vidalia onion, and homemade candied pecans tossed with a yummy homemade poppy seed dressing. We both absolutely loved this yummy salad. It is a great side dish or even a main dish! We had this salad for lunch last week with some grilled chicken – perfection! We also love it with quiche. This salad has quickly become a favorite. I can’t wait to make this again!
How to Make Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Homemade Candied Pecans
This Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is very easy to make. It mostly involves chopping and whisking. The hardest part of this salad is making the candied pecans. They actually aren’t hard to make at all. Put some sugar in a small non-stick skillet and heat it over low heat until the sugar starts to melt. Once the sugar has melted, add the pecans and toss. SO easy. If you don’t like pecans, feel free to use almonds, walnuts or cashews.
Sometimes we will add some bleu cheese crumbles, crumbled feta or goat cheese to the salad. This is also nice with some blueberries added to the mixture.
Can Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing be Made in Advance?
You can definitely make the candied pecans and dressing in advance. You can also chop the romaine, onion, and strawberries and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Store the dressing in the refrigerator until you are ready to toss and serve the salad. You want to toss everything together right before serving so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy.
As I said we love this Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing as a side with grilled chicken. It also goes great with chicken salad, pasta salad, quiche, BLT sandwiches. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this delicious Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing:
- The BEST Grilled Chicken
- Ham & Cheese Slab Pie
- Pimento Cheese Egg Salad
- Olexa’s Chicken Salad
- Crack Chicken Quiche
MORE SALAD RECIPES:
Green Jacket Salad
Creamy Italiano Salad
Crunchy Romaine Toss
Feta & Watermelon Salad
Broccoli Pineapple Salad
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Stainless Mixing Bowls
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