We eat a lot of salads around here, especially in the warm summer months. They go great with grilled food and often make a main dish for lunch or dinner. I’m always on the lookout for a fresh take on eating our greens. Last summer I feel in love with the combination of strawberries and romaine lettuce. I played around with a few different versions and finally came up with this one that also includes cucumber, red onion and a yummy homemade poppy seed dressing.
You can make everything ahead of time. Just store your dressing in a little mason jar, shake it up and pour it over the salad right before you’re ready to eat.
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1 red onion
- 1 cucumber
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tsp poppy seed
- Clean the lettuce and chop it into bite-sized pieces.
- Wash and quarter the strawberries.
- Peel and thinly slice the red onion.
- Wash, peel and chop the cucumber.
- Combine all of the fruit and veggies in a bowl.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Pour over the salad right before serving.