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Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My family requests thy yummy fruit salad every Easter. The slightly sweet poppy seed dressing served on the side really makes it special. —Joni Kingsley, Redlands, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Floral Ice Bowl
  • Lettuce or lemon leaves, optional


  • In a blender, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Just before serving, combine the fruits. Serve with poppy seed dressing in an ice bowl lined with lettuce or lemon leaves if desired.

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  • Bakertoo
    Mar 8, 2015

    Went to potluck people raved over it!

  • Maiden Faire
    Jul 19, 2012

    gramahelen,Salt measurement is obviously a typo as it states 3/4 cup teaspoon salt. I would remove the "cup" and leave the teaspoon measurement.I look forward to making this. Thanks for the recipe.

  • gramahelen
    Oct 10, 2011

    I had something like this in a restaurant in Landrum SC and have been looking for a recipe. PLEASE verify your ingredients! Equal amounts of oil and salt? Yuck!

  • lucason16
    May 22, 2010

    In the recipe that I used from one of the TOH Holiday Cookbooks it gave the option of red wine vinegar or cider vinegar. I used the red wine vinegar like this recipe calls for. This makes a lot of dressing, which is very good, so you probably will not want to just pour the whole amount on the fruit. I also added kiwi and blackberries to the fruit mix. The two additional colors were a great addition.I served this at a shower and had several requests for the recipe. I will definitely make again.