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Strawberry Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

5 from 3 votes

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Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing from www.laurenslatest.comI hope you all know what pregnancy brain is….because I have a big fat case of it right now.

Let me explain.

This salad is the bomb and I randomly came up with the idea one day….or so I thought.

As I was making it to have with our dinner a few nights ago, I was thinking of how I came up with the idea. I thought maybe I had dreamt it {because that happens sometimes…weird, I know} or maybe I just randomly came up with it because my husband asked for strawberry salad and I had a zillion avocados to use.

Anyways, I kept making it still wondering how the heck this recipe got into my brain and couldn’t figure it out.

Well, fast forward to yesterday when I was on Pinterest and I saw a recipe I pinned from Maria for her Kale, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing from when she first posted it.

Umm….problem solved?! I’m such an idiot.

I know Maria pretty well. I go to her site frequently. I love all her cookie recipes. Her little boy makes my womb quiver….and I think subconsciously got me pregnant with a boy.

And, I couldn’t remember that she gave me the idea to throw avocados into my strawberry salad.


I’m such a doofas and I cannot deny it.

I’ve told you all before that my memory is crap and this CLEARLY just proves my point.

So, be sure to check out Maria’s recipe because she is the genius behind this one.

You can give me credit for the bacon, but that’s about it! Haha. Here’s how you make this:

IMG_0023Start by cooking some bacon. I only used two slices for the dressing, but feel free to add in more! I had four slices left in my package, so I just cooked them all. Don’t mind this misleading photo.

IMG_0003Next, measure out all your ingredients for the dressing: mayonnaise, white vinegar, granulated sugar, poppy seeds, salt and pepper.

IMG_0011Crumble your bacon into the dressing and that’s it!

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing from www.laurenslatest.comDrizzle over some kale, avocado and strawberries and you’re done! This is my husband’s new favorite salad, probably because he likes sweet dressings. And bacon. And strawberries.

So, there you have it! A super simple and tasty salad. Here’s the printable! Enjoy!

*Also see my Strawberry Bacon Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing. You will thank me 🙂

5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry Avocado Salad is a little twist on an original recipe and gets you a kicked up amazing new version of a salad everyone loves!
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 6 cups baby kale prewashed kind
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced

for the dressing-

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place kale, strawberries and avocado into a large bowl and set aside.
  • For the dressing, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble into small pieces and whisk together with remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad and serve.


Calories: 923kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 1782mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 20263IU | Vitamin C: 336mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Avocado Salad

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  1. Sandra Henslee

    Could you please tell me where to find Strawberry Bacon Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing.? The linked recipe does not have Yogurt in it and a search didn’t find it. Thank you!

  2. Kirsten T.

    5 stars
    I love poppy seed dressing and this one is amazing! The addition of bacon is so yummy and this tastes so much better then store bought!

  3. Mary

    I cook at an assisted living home and I have used many of your recipes. They are easy, eye-appealing and healthy! The residents love the new ideas! Thank you!

  4. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

    5 stars
    It was only recently that I have developed a taste for strawberry avocado kale salad with bacon poppyseed dressing when I made one myself.

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  8. Brenda

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious! I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks so much for a great recipe!