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)
- Begin by preparing all your ingredients, ensuring they are washed, peeled, and sliced as needed.
- 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.
- Add the sliced strawberries, cranberries, and thinly sliced red onions to the bowl, gently folding them into the salad mixture.
- Finally, add the diced avocado to the salad, taking care to gently incorporate it without mashing the delicate pieces.
- Drizzle the Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing generously over the salad, using as much or as little as desired to suit your taste preferences.
- Toss the salad gently once more to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
- Transfer the salad to a serving platter or individual bowls, arranging the fruits and vegetables in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
- Serve the Refreshing Fruit Salad immediately, allowing your guests to enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures of the fresh ingredients.
- 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
- Red onions
- Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing (from Aldi’s)
- Dice tomatoes, segment oranges, slice cucumbers, halve grapes, tear lettuce leaves, slice strawberries, thinly slice red onions, and dice avocado.
- Combine all prepared ingredients in a large bowl.
- Drizzle with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing and toss gently to coat.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
This refreshing salad is bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion.