Arkansas strawberries are ready so we have been eating all things strawberry at our house. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry salad, strawberry smoothies, strawberry muffins and anything else we can think of to put a strawberry in.
Strawberry stands are a huge part of my monthly budget this time of year. I just can’t stop myself from stopping at one to buy some local berries from local farmers.
I even grab quarts of strawberries to bring to friends and neighbors as “just because” gifts. I have a serious addiction and have no intention of breaking it 😉 .
This week I think I have eaten this salad everyday. I have served it to company twice just this week!
So, I just had to share the recipe with you.
I first ate this at my sister in law’s baby shower forever and half years ago and scratched the ingredients of her mom’s salad on the back of a receipt that I had that I had overflowing out of my wallet. Fancy I know.
I tucked that receipt in my cookbook several years ago and still have it. It’s not even really legible because I wrote the ingredients quickly with a crayon.
SUMMER STRAWBERRY SALAD
This salad is perfect for lunches or a light meal in the summer. It is one of my go to meals when prepping food for a group of friends.
If you are throwing any kind of baby or wedding shower this summer, this salad has to be on your menu! People will be asking you for the recipe, so go ahead and have this on printed off so you don’t have to give it to them on a receipt with a crayon. (Scroll to bottom to print recipe)
The best way I like to eat this salad is on the back porch on a pretty sunny day. Then go back for seconds and get another plate.
It’s a little “fru fru” for my husband because he is wondering where the “meat” is for the salad, but it is perfect for my daughter and I.
I love the sweetness of the fruit and the crunchy texture of the nuts.
I hope you make it soon! Pin this post to your recipe board and go ahead and print the recipe.
This salad also makes the perfect Tea Party food. Click Here to read The Power of a Tea Party.
Talking about these fresh strawberries makes me want to grow them ourselves and make it part of our Garden Day Tradition!
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Package of Romaine Lettuce
- 1 Quart of Strawberries
- 1 Pint of Cherry Grape Tomatoes
- 1 16 oz Can of Mandarin Oranges
- Chopped Pecans
- Poppyseed Dressing
- Chop lettuce to desired consistency.
- Chop/Slice strawberries for desired appearance
- Slice cucumber for desired appearance
- Put all lettuce in a large pretty bowl (important for it to be pretty)
- Place all other ingredients on top
- Sprinkle with pecans (I like A LOT of pecans, but put however many you like)
- Drizzle with poppyseed dressing
- Stand back and enjoy your beautiful salad and then dig in and enjoy!