Refreshing Fruit Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of nature’s bounty with this delightful Refreshing Fruit Salad featuring a tantalizing Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing. Created by Judy Davis, this salad is a celebration of freshness and color, combining an array of juicy fruits and crisp vegetables for a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Perfect for any occasion, from a casual lunch to an elegant brunch, this salad is sure to impress with its beautiful presentation and irresistible taste.


  • Ripe tomatoes, diced
  • Juicy oranges, segmented
  • Crisp cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • Sweet grapes, halved
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Succulent strawberries, sliced
  • Tart cranberries
  • Sharp red onions, thinly sliced
  • Creamy avocado, diced
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing (from Aldi’s or homemade)


  1. Begin by preparing all your ingredients, ensuring they are washed, peeled, and sliced as needed.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, segmented oranges, sliced cucumbers, halved grapes, and torn lettuce leaves. Gently toss the ingredients together to distribute them evenly.
  3. Add the sliced strawberries, cranberries, and thinly sliced red onions to the bowl, gently folding them into the salad mixture.
  4. Finally, add the diced avocado to the salad, taking care to gently incorporate it without mashing the delicate pieces.
  5. Drizzle the Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing generously over the salad, using as much or as little as desired to suit your taste preferences.
  6. Toss the salad gently once more to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  7. Transfer the salad to a serving platter or individual bowls, arranging the fruits and vegetables in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
  8. Serve the Refreshing Fruit Salad immediately, allowing your guests to enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures of the fresh ingredients.

Additional Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this salad with your favorite fruits and vegetables, such as pineapple, mango, bell peppers, or spinach, for a personalized touch.
  • To make your own Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, combine fresh strawberries, honey, poppy seeds, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil in a blender until smooth. Adjust the sweetness and acidity to taste.
  • For added crunch, sprinkle toasted nuts or seeds over the salad just before serving.
  • This salad can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator, but it’s best enjoyed fresh to preserve the crispness of the ingredients.
  • Serve this Refreshing Fruit Salad as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish for a complete and balanced meal.
  • The combination of sweet and savory flavors in this salad makes it a versatile accompaniment to a wide range of main courses.

About the Recipe:

Nothing compares to the refreshing crunch of a well-prepared salad, and Judy Davis’s creation is no exception. With its colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables, this salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also a treat for the taste buds. The addition of the Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing adds a delightful sweetness and tanginess that perfectly complements the natural flavors of the ingredients.

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, planning a picnic in the park, or simply looking for a healthy and delicious meal option, this Refreshing Fruit Salad is sure to please. Bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it’s a nutritious choice that doesn’t compromise on flavor. So why wait? Whip up a batch of this sensational salad today and savor the goodness of fresh, wholesome ingredients in every bite.

Fresh Fruit Salad

  • Tomatoes
  • Oranges
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Red onions
  • Avocado
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing (from Aldi’s)


  1. Dice tomatoes, segment oranges, slice cucumbers, halve grapes, tear lettuce leaves, slice strawberries, thinly slice red onions, and dice avocado.
  2. Combine all prepared ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing and toss gently to coat.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This refreshing salad is bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion.