Strawberry Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

A while back I was having a conversation with my very best and oldest friend about how I get my kids to eat a balanced diet.   And I do believe that when it comes to healthy food, it is all about how you market the said dish you want to get them to eat.   I have been known to hand my kids brownish bananas and call them ” bananas with brown sugar spots,” I have successfully passed off roasted cauliflower as ” ketchup dippers,” and of course I always call broccoli salad the salad made in a ” delicious sugar sauce.”   And I do think that it’s okay to add a mayonnaise-based sweet sauce to a dish if it gets kids to eat a plateful of broccoli.

With the romaine lettuce crisis that happened in 2018, I started getting creative with broccoli salads.   It turns out that almost every lettuce salad that I love makes a delicious broccoli salad too.  This past year I have made an apple cider broccoli salad, southwestern broccoli salad, and a winter broccoli salad.   And I must let you know now that this isn’t the last you will see of my broccoli salad craze.  I have a few more in the works.

Strawberry poppyseed spinach salads might be my favorite summer salad.  Even though it is winter, I decided to turn my favorite salad into a delicious broccoli salad.  I happened to find some super red strawberries at the store the other day so that I couldn’t help myself.   What do you usually add to your strawberry poppyseed salad?  I always add walnuts, avocado, and feta cheese.

I am going to share with you my favorite poppyseed dressing hack.   I LOVE Brianna’s homestyle poppyseed salad dressing. I like to add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to it when I serve it.   I love adding lemon to my salad dressings!  This makes a super interesting dressing without all the work!

Strawberry Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup poppyseed dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

optional

  • 1 cup shredded chicken

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix broccoli, strawberries, avocado, green onions, and walnuts.   In a separate bowl combine the poppyseed dressing with lemon juice. Drizzle the dressing on the broccoli salad and mix well.  

  2. Add some shredded chicken and make this dish into a meal!

 

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