Strawberry Herb Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Strawberry Herb Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

A beautiful warm weather salad that's light, clean, and refreshing.

Add a bit of soft goat cheese, if you like, to bulk it up. Poppy seeds—a classic strawberry partner—add extra spark and textural interest.

Prep: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • 1 pnt Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 cup Baby Arugula
  • 1 cup Watercress
  • 1 cup Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
  • ¼ cup Tarragon Leaves
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint
  • 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • ½ tsp Honey
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 6 T Goat Cheese (optional)


  1. Place the sliced strawberries in a medium bowl.
  2. Fill a deep bowl with cool water. Add arugula, cress, parsley, tarragon and mint, swish around to clean, and lift into the basket of a salad spinner. Spin dry and transfer to a large salad bowl.
  3. Whisk oil, vinegar, poppy seeds, honey, salt and pepper until emulsified. (Or shake vigorously in a lidded jar.) Spoon 1 tablespoon vinaigrette over strawberries; toss gently to coat. Spoon 2 tablespoons vinaigrette over herbs; toss gently. Scrape berries over herbs. Taste, adding more vinaigrette if desired.  Serve immediately.