Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Posted by on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Here is a perfect side dish for a potluck, a special brunch, a baby or wedding shower, a light dessert, and a refreshing summer time treat – Fresh Strawberry Fruit Salad wih Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing.  Nuts and mini marshmallows are optional but delicious additions.

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed, and sliced)
  • 1 cup red or purple seedless grapes (washed and sliced in halves)
  • 1 fresh apple (washed, cored, and diced)
  • 1 fresh pear (washed, cored, and diced)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Mix all the fruit and nuts together in a large serving bowl.  Drizzle Fresh Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing over fruit and stir to coat.  Serve right away. Makes 6-8 servings.  Add 1 cup mini marshmallows if desired and serve as a dessert.

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar (or 2-3 Tablespoons honey or Stevia)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries (washed and stems removed)
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds

Place all ingredients EXCEPT Poppy Seeds in a blender.  Blend on high speed until dressing is smooth and berries are fully pureed.  Transfer dressing to a pint sized jar for storage.  Add the poppy seeds and whisk to blend.   Store in fridge a couple hours until ready to use over fruit or green salad.  Keeps well for up to 7 days.

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