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Greens & Strawberries with Poppy Seed Dressing

It may sound like an odd combination but it's actually quite good. The dressing is the key.

Course Salad
Keyword strawberry and onion salad
Servings 6 servings
Author Julie Trusler



  • 4-6 cups greens (romaine, iceberg, butter lettuce or a combination, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 3 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced or chopped sweet onion (I typically use red onion)


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T. white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 t. poppy seeds


  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl or divide among individual salad plates.

  2. For dressing, combine all ingredients and whisk briskly.

  3. Pour just enough dressing over salad to coat or drizzle over individual servings.

Recipe Notes

You can alter the salad by including other ingredients but this simple version is surprisingly good.  You'll probably have extra dressing but don't throw it away.   I sometimes make the poppy seed dressing by itself and use it for other salads.  It's that good.