Berry Feta Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing bursting with fresh berries and adorned with CANDIED pistachios and feta is so easy, delicious and beautiful for company, it is sure to become a new favorite!
Is any one else having a heat wave?! Our AC broke a couple weeks ago – or more accurately, Patrick accidentally punctured a hole in our Freon line as he was hammering in a faux brick wall – so we have been without AC but with three fans running constantly (totally worth it for the wall though – I’ll post a pic to IG once its done). Needless to say, I am still all about the no bake, fresh, light summer foods – and some pumpkin and pasta thrown in here and there.
I posted a version of this Berry Feta Spinach Salad on RecipeGirl, but I wanted to mix it with some candied pistachios, extra feta and a silky Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing!
In my opinion, every salad needs cheese and nuts just like every good nacho needs cheese and chips – its just mandatory. They are the hidden gems of salad and these salted, roasted, candied pistachios and the creamy, salty feta are the crowning jewels that perfectly balance the the sweet enveloping Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing. I use my 5 Minute Caramelized Nuts Recipe for the Nuts so – you guessed it – they only take 5 minutes and are so worth it.
And Oh this dressing…
Deceptively simple, velvety, smooth, and sweet speckled with poppy seeds and sesame seeds with a base of strawberry yogurt. If a salad is only as good as its dressing – then this salad is deeeevine.
Looking for more Summer Salad Recipes?
- Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad wit Italian Dressing
- Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Berry Fruit Salad in Honey Mascarpone
- Pina Colada Fruit Salad
- Strawberry Melon Fruit Salad
- Strawberry Broccoli Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
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