There is just something about being in my swimsuit that motivated me to start eating light and healthy! When we returned from Maui, I honestly craved something light and simple. (And that is NOT always the case for me!) This strawberry poppy seed salad was the first meal on my menu!
It's not only a simple meal, but tasty too! I'm not really a salad girl. But this is the only salad I will eat as an entire course. I love the sweet strawberries paired with the salty bacon. The best part of the salad, though, is the yummy poppyseed salad dressing. YUMMM!
This is also a special meal for our family. I always make it for our Valentine's Day dinner! Something about strawberries just seems so romantic, so this salad always makes the V-Day menu.
Want to make your own??
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Romaine lettuce (or your choice of greens)
Bacon, cooked and sliced
Toasted slivered almonds
Green onions, chopped (optional)
Mushrooms, sliced (optional)
Drizzle with poppyseed dressing:
Using mixer, mix together:
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. white vinegar
Beat on high speed while slowly adding:
3 T. onion juice
2 c. light olive oil
Beat until thick and creamy, and then add:
3 T. poppy seeds
Don't worry about writing down the recipe...
Now hurry up and go make your own! Yummy!