Strawberry Pecan Salad with Beets and Poppy Seed Dressing

This salad is fresh, delicious, and chock full of spring produce. It is topped with a tangy-sweet homemade poppy seed dressing.Strawberry Pecan Salad with Beets and Poppy Seed Dressing | A Nerd CooksSalad need not be boring.  Banish that notion from  your mind.  This salad–along with this Mediterranean Chopped Salad, Greek Power Bowl, and Strawberry Balsamic Salad–is proof.  #saddesklunch be gone!

For this little number, I loaded up some arugula and baby greens with lots of berries and roasted beets.  Then I added some crunchy toasted pecans and some salty feta cheese.  Top all of that with a tangy-sweet homemade poppy seed dressing, and you’re in business.

Strawberry Pecan Salad with Beets and Poppy Seed Dressing | A Nerd Cooks

You’ll need:

For the dressing (makes enough for 4-5 salads)-

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad (makes 1 large salad)- 

  • 3 cups greens of choice (I used a spring mix and baby arugula)
  • fresh basil, sliced into thin strips
  • 5-6 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted beets
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients for the poppy seed dressing together.  Taste and add more salt or pepper as desired.  The dressing will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for ~5 days.  Set aside for a moment.

Add all of the salad ingredients to a bowl.  Drizzle with 1-2 tbs dressing.

 

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