Berry 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!
This Berry Salad is summer in a bowl. It’s bright and refreshing, requires hardly any chopping and all the ingredients can be prepped ahead of time for an easy, stress-free potluck salad side. You can customize the Berry Salad with your favorite ingredients or whatever you have in your garden!
BERRY SALAD RECIPE VIDEO
Best Berry Salad Recipe
This isn’t just any Berry Salad, this Berry Salad recipe is is loaded with candied pistachios, creamy feta and a silky Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing! Because in my opinion, every salad needs cheese and nuts and the best dressing in order to be extraordinary. And we only aim for extraordinary here at Carlsbad Cravings.
The salted, roasted, candied pistachios and the creamy, salty feta are the crowning jewels in the Berry Salad that perfectly balance the the sweet enveloping Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing. I use my 5 Minute Caramelized Nuts Recipe for the caramelized pistachios- so – you guessed it – they only take 5 minutes and are so worth it.
You can substitute the pistachios for caramelized almonds or walnuts as well. If you are running short on time, you can skip the caramelizing of the nuts altogether and just use plain nuts but you will also be skipping out on some serious YUM. You can also prep the nuts days in advance so you can have them all ready to go and are never tempted to skip this crowning jewel.
Best Berry Salad Dressing
If a salad is only as good as its dressing – then this Berry Salad is deeeevine. This Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing is deceptively simple, velvety, smooth, and sweet speckled with poppy seeds and sesame seeds. It starts with a base of strawberry yogurt which you blend with sour cream and mayo, cider vinegar, sugar, dried onions, poppy seeds and sesame seeds.
You can customize the dressing to make it tangier by adding more vinegar, or sweeter by adding more sugar. You can prep the dressing day sin advance and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to dress your salad.
Refreshing Berry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing so you can taste the best of summer in every forkful.
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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