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Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad

with Goat Cheese Crumbles and a fresh Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed dressing

Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

I can’t recall exactly what prompted me to make this salad … something triggered a sudden remembrance of Kiwi … how long it’s been since we had one. And I began mentally pairing that juicy green kiwi with the fresh strawberries and the oh-so-creamy-good goat cheese I had in my fridge.

And then I remembered the pistachios. I had bought them on a whim, thinking they would be lovely on something, then stuck them in the freezer and forgot about them. I had been digging through the freezer the other day seeking something and I ran across them. Oh yes, I have pistachios! (made a little mental note to myself …)

I was a little disappointed to discover (alas!) that some of my pretty fresh strawberries had frozen in my refrigerator. This somehow seems to be a bigger deal when it’s March and it’s 15 below outside. I dug through the package to find some that weren’t completely frozen for my salad, tossed a few of the frozen ones in the dressing, and stuck the rest back in my fridge for another recipe.

Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad


    For the Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed Dressing:
  • 5 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup red wine or cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons local honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons goat cheese (or cream cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • For each individual serving of the salad:
  • Fresh mixed greens
  • 1 kiwi, halved & sliced
  • Several strawberries, halved
  • About a Tablespoon or so of Goat cheese crumbles
  • About a Tablespoon or so of roasted, salted pistachios, coarsely chopped


  1. For the dressing: in a handi chopper or food processor, blend together all the dressing ingredients except the poppy seeds until the strawberries are pureed and it's all nice and smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  2. Now, fill your salad plate with mixed greens. Tuck in the kiwi slices and strawberries all about the salad, then sprinkle lightly with goat cheese and pistachios. Drizzle with the dressing and enjoy!


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Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Cast Party WednesdayThursday Favorite Things BloghopReal Food Friday, Kitchen Dreaming Friday Social, Gluten Free Friday, Sunday Dinner Party and Lovely Ladies Linky.


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6 Responses

  1. I am drooling!! This looks sooo good! Do you leave the skins on the kiwi? It looks like it in the picture? I’ve never had the skins on.
    Thanks for sharing!

    March 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    • Ann

      Hi Carie! Yes, you can leave the skins on, or you can peel them off. Whatever you prefer. I usually don’t peel them if I’m slicing them. Thanks so much for your sweet comment 🙂


      March 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

  2. Wonderful salad. I have always loved kiwi in salads. I have pinnned this on pinterest. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

    March 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Marla! and thank you so much for hosting the party 🙂

      March 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

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