This is a summer classic and a family favorite around our house!
This Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad is pretty easy to make...
First, grill some chicken or fry it in a pan, cut it up, and set it aside to cool.
Second, toast some walnuts (or pecans or almonds, whatever you have on hand) on the stove top.
*NOTE: To toast any kind of nut just pour them into a pan and cook them on your stove top for a few minutes on a med./high burner. Set aside to cool as well.
If you're feelin' real sassy, I usually throw a couple tabs of butter in with the nuts and sprinkle some brown sugar over it... then not only are they toasted but they are browned and caramelized and delicious!!!
Third, cut up some lettuce!
Romaine, iceberg, it don't matter... again whatever you have on hand.
Forth, cut up your strawberries.
I cut the tops off and then turn them upside down so I can cut thin slices of the whole strawberry.
Finally... layer it all together like this...
Last thing to do is top with the dressing!
You can use store bought poppy seed dressing and I am sure that would work fine.
I however always make my own.
Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing...
3/4 C. Mayo
1/4 C. Milk
1/4 C. White Sugar
2 T. Balsamic Vinegar
1 T. Poppy Seeds
Whisk all ingredients together and that's it!
If you find it's too thick and prefer it to be a bit more runny... just add another splash of milk.
Like I said... this is one of our family favs!
It is the perfect quick summer dinner idea!
And speaking of quick... if you really wanna make for minimal meal prep... just make the dressing in advance along with frying up the chicken and toasting the nuts!
You do all that a day or a few hours ahead of time and when you need to throw dinner on the table it should take no time!
Perhaps this could be dinner tonight?!
I think it might be at our house! :)