Indulge in the vibrant flavors of this arugula and strawberry salad with a delightful poppyseed dressing and tangy balsamic glaze. The peppery arugula pairs perfectly with the sweetness of fresh strawberries, while the creamy poppyseed dressing adds a burst of flavor. Drizzled with a tangy balsamic glaze, this salad is a delightful combination of sweet, savory, and tangy. It's a perfect choice for a light lunch or a refreshing side dish. Let's dive into the recipe and enjoy the freshness of this easy-to-make salad.


For the salad

  • 6 cups fresh arugula
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the poppyseed dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the balsamic glaze

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the fresh arugula, sliced strawberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper to make the poppyseed dressing.
  3. Drizzle the poppyseed dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat all the ingredients.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar and honey for the balsamic glaze. Heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the glaze thickens slightly.
  5. Remove the balsamic glaze from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the salad just before serving.


  • Feel free to add grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a more substantial meal.
  • Substitute the arugula with mixed greens or spinach if desired.
  • Add some fresh mint leaves for an extra burst of freshness.
  • Toast the sliced almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat for a few minutes to enhance their flavor.


This arugula and strawberry salad with poppyseed dressing and balsamic glaze is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The peppery arugula, juicy strawberries, crunchy almonds, and creamy feta cheese create a harmony of taste in every bite. Tossed in a homemade poppyseed dressing and drizzled with a tangy balsamic glaze, this salad is a refreshing and satisfying choice for a light meal or a side dish. Try this recipe and embrace the vibrant and delicious world of salads.

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