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Strawberry and Watercress Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry and Watercress Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Farm fresh strawberries take center stage all summer long, especially in this straightforward salad. This salad is all about balance; sweetness, acidity, sharpness and peppery notes all play well together especially when paired with Chardonnay. Dressing can be made up to twenty four hours in advance.


  • 12 ripe strawberries, quartered
  • 1 red spring onion (or 1//2 red onion), thinly sliced
  • 2 packs/bunches watercress (4 to 6 ounces)
For the dressing:
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons poppyseeds
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup buttermilk


  1. Place the minced shallot in a small mixing bowl with the lemon juice, salt and sugar. Stir together and allow to marinate for 5-10 minutes. This is a good time to wash the watercress and prepare the remaining salad ingredients.
  2. Whisk the remaining dressing ingredients into the lemon and shallot mixture and well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Set aside/refrigerate.
  3. Toss together the watercress, cut strawberries and thinly sliced red onion in a large serving bowl. To serve, drizzle the dressing liberally over the assembled salad.

Take a look at our recommended pairing below.


Pairing Recommendations - CH

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