Strawberry Onion Salad Recipe -
Strawberry Onion Salad Recipe
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Strawberry Onion Salad

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, red wine vinegar, sugar, milk and poppy seeds. Set aside.
  2. Divide the lettuce into 6 individual salad bowls. Sprinkle strawberries over the lettuce, and garnish with onion slices. Pour dressing over salads just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2007

This was very tasty. Similar to another salad I make in the summer. This dressing I thought was better than using a premade poppy seed dressing. I cut the sugar to only 2 tbls and it was still plenty sweet. I added walnuts as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2010

Kinda of wish I'd liked this more. The dressing is good, but not unique; as with other sweet mayo/red wine vinegar dressings I've tried, I didn't even come close to using the called-for amount of sugar. (Normally I do try to follow recipes as written, but I also know our tastes.) My husband and I agreed that we sort of wished there were something else in the salad, but neither of us knew what; with such a creamy dressing, cheese would be redundant, and nuts didn't quite seem right. Cucumber maybe, or apple? Anyway, this is totally fine and made for a nice change, but I doubt we'll make it again. Thanks anyway!


37 Ratings

Apr 15, 2006

This is great; I just made it for the second time for an Easter lunch. I do find it too sweet, though, so this time I've cut the sugar a little. My suggestion is to add the sugar last and do it to taste. Also, if you don't have to have quite so many poppyseeds if you don't have them. 1 Tbs. would be plenty. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jun 01, 2010

We LOVED this salad!!! I didn't have poppy seeds on hand. The dressing would've looked pretty with them in. Added some chopped pecans for crunch.

Oct 19, 2010

Loved the dressing used 1/2 of the sugar called for and it is still very sweet.

Jul 29, 2009

did everything as instructed with the exception of reducing the sugar to 1/4 cup and this was a wonderful salad! would have definitely been too sweet with more sugar.

Jul 08, 2003

OUTSTANDING! You wouldn't expect the flavors to blend,but when I made this, everyone wanted the recipe!!

Aug 31, 2010

I was surprised how good this was, and the dressing was good as well.


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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