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Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing bursting with kiwis, fresh berries, pistachios and feta will let you cling to summer just a little longer!

Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe -

I have a hard time eating pumpkin in September when its 80/90 degrees with some of our most beautiful beach days of the year.   I just want to hibernate in bright summer freshness or better yet, package it all up in a delectable Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing!

Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe -

This spinach salad is one of my favorites and is completely customizable with you favorite berries.  I chose strawberries, blueberries and raspberries but you could replace a berry with blackberry or even make it all strawberries – go ahead, get crazy!  The pistachios and feta balance the sweet with salty, crunchy and creamy and the Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing is so divine you will be tempted to sip it with a spoon – guilty.

I love bringing this salad to get togethers because it is so easy to throw together, is so beautiful with its rainbow of color, and everyone always asks me for the recipe – especially for the deceptively simple dressing.

Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe -

Ease, deliciousness and tasters begging for the recipe will make this irresistible Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing a new favorite!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing


  • Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing
  • One 5.3 oz. container raspberry yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Salad
  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1½ cups mixed berries (I used 1/2 cup each strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced then quartered
  • 2 kiwis peeled, sliced and quartered


  1. Add all of the Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients (EXCEPT the poppy seeds) to your blender;blend until smooth. Add poppy seeds and pulse until combined. For a thinner dressing, add additional milk if desired.  Store in the refrigerator while you prepare salad.
  2. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. If serving entire salad immediately, drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss to coat. If there might be leftovers, drizzle dressing on individual salad servings. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of mayonnaise and yogurt  that are known to be GF.

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Cystic fibrosis survivor, lung and kidney transplant recipient, lover of life and FOOD! Jen is the recipe developer, photographer and writer at Carlsbad Cravings where she shares tried and true daringly delicious recipes with big, bold flavors for the everyday home cook.

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6 Responses to “Kiwi Berry Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing”

  1. postedSep 8, 2015 12:54 PM

    This salad is gorgeous! It’s nearly 90F here in San Diego today and I am dying (no a/c while cooking my ‘fall’ recipes)…ha! I need this salad!

  2. postedSep 8, 2015 6:19 PM

    You have definitely outdone yourself with this Lori. So gorgeous!

  3. postedSep 8, 2015 9:14 PM

    What a colorful and tasty salad! It’s the perfect combination of some of my favorite vegetables and fruits. Mmm… My mouth’s watering!

  4. postedSep 11, 2015 7:25 AM

    This is such a beautiful salad!

  5. postedSep 12, 2015 4:36 PM

    This is the PRETTIEST salad ever! I love all the colors, and the combo of flavors. This sounds scrumptious too!

  6. postedSep 28, 2015 1:42 PM
    Velvet & Vinegar

    I like the combination of fruits, cheese and seeds, what a great idea!

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