Recipe – Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

Recipes / Saturday, May 14th, 2016

strawberry cucumber salad with poppy seed dressing

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing Obsession

I’m sorry, but have you been informed with how obsessed I am with poppy seed salad dressing? No? Well I am, and you would be too if you’ve been plating Orange Spinach Salad and Strawberry Almond Salad. Today I’m sharing my Strawberry and Cucumber Salad.

I love salads. They’re healthy and so versatile. Just one ingredient change can make a brand new dish.

Take the two salads I just mentioned. They are essentially the same recipe, the strawberry and orange is the main difference.

Yet I’d eat these salads on back to back to back days because I won’t get tired of it.

Thanks in part to the poppy seed salad dressing.


Finding the Right Taste

Today’s strawberry and cucumber salad recipe is 4 ingredients including the dressing, but only including the dressing as one ingredient. This is because I always have pre-made dressing in my fridge waiting to be used.

That’s an easy meal-prep idea for anyone who wants to make homemade salads more often but sees a problem when it comes to the dressing. I can see a major problem too.

Walking in the grocery store you can buy an expensive, fresh and heavy salad dressing in your produce section. Or a lighter, creamy/oily, inexpensive… but filled with ingredients you may not be able to pronounce in the dry foods aisle.

Neither of those entice me to have salad on the regular if I am trying to be healthy. And salad tastes better with salad dressing, am I right? So don’t skip the salad.

Instead, I prepare my 4-Ingredient Poppy Seed Salad Dressing. Enough to last at least two or three meals, and keep it in the fridge. I guarantee you it’ll be so versatile it’s the only one you need for that few day salad stint.

strawberry cucumber salad with poppy seed dressing


Strawberry and Cucumber Salad


1 Cucumber

Handful of Strawberries

Feta Cheese

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing



  1. Cut the strawberries and cucumbers into thin slices. Mix together in bowl.
  2. Stir in Poppy Seed Salad Dressing.
  3. Sprinkle Feta Cheese on top, mix(optional) and serve.


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Yeah, 4 ingredients.

Super easy, very yummy, light, healthy, it’s perfect for summer.

Give me a bowl to snack on outside with my Bean while we play in the yard while the sun is shining down on us. Oh Yeah, this summer is going to be amazing. Amazingly tasty.

Let me know what you think of my simple  strawberry and cucumber salad in the comments below. Bonus points if you write a post on your own blog with your own family twist on my RAD recipe. I’m always on the hunt for new recipes and would love to see a link to your blog below so I can come check it out, try it out, and let you know how I like yours!

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