Strawberries and Romaine with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

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I often include this recipe in our strawberry farm newsletter. I get so many compliments on this pretty mix of strawberries, lettuce and onion. The mayonnaise-based poppy seed dressing is actually nice and light.—Laurie Andrews, Milton, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 178 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Combine lettuce, berries and onion in a large bowl. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake well. Just before serving, pour over salad; toss lightly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberries and Romaine with Poppy Seed Dressing in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p65

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manisteemom User ID: 2676409 4242
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Delicious! We can't handle strong vinegar in our salad dressings and this is wonderful!!"

cookmama300 User ID: 1059070 5397
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"I used mayo instead of Miracle Whip cause I'm a mayo girl. I also added some fresh spinach and cut up chicken breast. Very good salad."

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