Saturday, May 8, 2010

Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

Sometimes we need a recipe that is quick and easy.  This salad fits that description.  In addition, though, it is really flavorful and quickly became popular at our house.  I am sharing a recipe today that came from Penny's blog,  Lake Lure Cottage.  Penny's blog always has great recipes. After you visit her blog, you will become a regular!  I am sharing as part of the Saturday Blog Showcase. 


 The idea is to try a recipe posted by a fellow blogger and then post it on Saturday for all to see.   Today the Saturday Blog Showcase is being hosted by Lori at All That Splatters.  She and Ann at Thibeault's Table share the hostessing responsibility by alternating weeks.


Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad is a layered salad.  The ingredients are simple and are layered starting with the spinach.


Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

Baby spinach
Fresh strawberries, quartered
avocado, large chop
green onion, chopped
cashews
Poppy Seed Dressing
(Penny recommends Old Cape Cod Poppy Seed Dressing.  I could not find it so I bought another brand.)

Layer the ingredients from the bottom to the top in a shallow bowl.  toss with the poppy seed dressing and serve!


What an easy, flavorful salad! 

14 comments:

  1. Kate, this looks delicious! I love salads - I have everything but the spinach. I'll have to stop by the store tomorrow so I can have this tomorrow night! Thanks for participating in SBS!!

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  2. That is one delicious looking salad!

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  3. Beautiful! So fresh looking. If you don't mind my mentioning-- I have a poppyseed dressing you can make yourself (on my blog). Super easy and addicting. I could drink it! Makes me want to make this again.

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  4. Don't mind at all, Debby. I will take a look! I need another food addiction! :)

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  5. Looks great. Poppy seeds are on my shopping list so I'll have to try Debby's dressing, too.

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  6. This looks so good. What a wonderful spring salad.

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  7. The salad is so seasonal and delicious. Too bad I used all the strawberries I had in dessert (for the moment:D)

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  8. Yummo...does this ever look good!! I've had the Old Cape Cod poppyseed dressing & it IS delicious. We also like Marzetti's version. With strawberries in season right now from FL, I'm going to stock up & probably make this sometime very soon.

    Thanks for sharing it & the link to Lake Lure Cottage. (New blog to me!)

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  9. That looks so nice and light and satisfying! Not to mention easy.

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  10. What a delicious combination of ingredients! I can't wait to try this, Kate, it looks fantastic.

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  11. Oh dear, my mouth is watering! I love this recipe; the strawberries make it so bright too. Poppy seed dressing with fruit always has been a favorite with me.
    Penny's blog is lovely; I've always enjoyed my visits there.

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  12. Love this salad, it looks so good! I try to eat spinach salads as often as I can. Bookmarking this one...thanks!

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  13. One of my favorite kind of salads! perfect for summer! beautiful :)

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