Friday, March 23, 2012

Strawberry Avocado Salad

This is a lovely spring salad.  Local strawberries are not in season here yet, and won't be until about June, (and only then for a few weeks), but I'm content with imported ones to get my strawberry fix.  I love strawberries, and we get pretty good ones from Spain over here.  The local organic farm has fresh baby spinach once again, so we picked some up last Saturday and actually had this salad as an item on our St. Patrick's Day menu!  :) 

This salad is easy, pretty, delicious, quite healthy, and it's also vegan!  The vinaigrette takes no time at all to whip up.  The original recipe calls for fresh lime juice, but I only had lemons on hand, so I used those. 
Strawberry Avocado Salad
adapted from The Flourishing Foodie
Makes 4 salads- Recipe easily cut in half

4 cups baby spinach
1 avocado, diced
2 cups strawberries, halved
2 - 3 shallots, sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime OR lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
cracked pepper
1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds

1. In a large serving bowl, add the spinach and top with avocado, strawberries, and shallots.

2. In a small jar with a lid, combine the olive oil, lime juice, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and sprinkle on the almonds.
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4 comments:

Mimi Avocado said...

Beautiful! We're featuring a link to your post on our Facebook/Avocados.Direct page today. We're a family farm growing premium California avocados.

What A Dish! said...

Thanks! Glad to hear it! I love avocados- wish I grew them. :)

moehugh said...

I made this salad tonight and looooved it! Thank you for your amazing blog. It's my new inspiration!

What A Dish! said...

Moe- SO great to hear- thank you so much!!