A refreshing and crisp strawberry poppyseed salad with spiralized cucumbers and feta salad all topped with a fruity poppyseed dressing!
I have a new obsession. Who know’s how long it will stay around. But I am not complaining.
There could be worse. Like eating a diet filled with only cookies. Wait, that wouldn’t be so bad would it?
Strawberries lately. They have a hold on me. They are just so darn purdy lately. Their fresh, bright ruby red and sweet flavor gets me every time as I peruse the grocery store aisles. And I can’t even wait to see them and all their glory at the farmers market.
Which opens this weekend! I cannot even contain myself.
I always dream of the ideal Saturday; crisp morning, not a cloud in the sky, latte in hand as I stroll the aisles of my local farmers market. All the eye candy. Not only is this a great bonding time for my fiance and I, but we love to start brainstorming fun dinner ideas and our favorite dinner…date nights.
These types of nights are we where we get a lil more creative. A lil more indulgent. A lil more saucey.
This salad is perfection. The ideal way to kick off any meal, date night or family holiday. Speaking of, this salad would be perfection on Easter Sunday!
I am loving the cucumber in this salad. So crisp. So refreshing. And oh so different than arugula, romaine or spinach you typically find friending strawberries. Plus, its spiralized! It automatically makes everything more fun. Period.
Then there is feta. I love feta for many reasons. Its salty and creaminess are so flavorful that a little bit goes a long way. The fresh strawberries provide a sweetness to cut the saltiness and crispiness and to tie this salad together.
The cherry on the sundae is the poppy seed dressing. My favorite that I have been unable to recreate at home (boo!) is Panera’s Poppy Seed Dressing. Granted, there is a bit of ingredients I usually stray away from, but you gotta live a lil, right?
The cucumbers. The strawberries. The feta. All make this salad. It’s good. Fork-licking good.
Tools I used to make this recipe:
- 2 large cucumbers, spiralized using Blade A
- 4 cups strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup feta, crumbled
- ½ cup Poppyseed Dressing (I love Panera's)
- In a large bowl, toss cucumbers and strawberries together.
- Divide among four plates, sprinkle with feta and pour 2 tablespoons dressing over each salad and serve immediately!
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