Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

This salad is perfect for any summer dinner.  It’s so light and refreshing; you won’t feel bad going back for seconds or thirds. The salad is so easy.  It’s really all about the strawberry vinaigrette that brings it all together.  You could top your salad with any fruit you’d like but I would recommend having a few strawberries on it.  I also like a little crunch to my salads so I added sliced almond, but you could also substitute them for other types of nuts.  I think walnuts or sunflower seeds would pair nicely.   

strawberry vinegrette

Salad Ingredients

Sliced Strawberries

Sliced Nectarines

½ cup blueberries

¼ cup sliced almonds

Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

¼ cup cold filtered water

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar, or to taste

1 cup fresh strawberries. hulled and halved

2 tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon poppy seeds


1.       In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients (except poppy seeds) until smooth.

2.       Stir in poppy seeds and serve.