Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Strawberry Avocado Salad


        Spring is just around the corner and Southern California is having Summer weather
          right now and I'm loving it. As it gets warmer, I love to eat salads and start craving
          lighter food. I'm lucky to live in an area that has fresh strawberry fields as long as
              the eye can see. There is nothing like eating berries that were picked today.


           There is something magical that happens when you pair strawberries and avocados.


                                                               Strawberry Avocado Salad

                                                               4 cups baby spinach
                                                               1 pint strawberries, sliced
                                                               1 avocado, sliced
                                                               almonds
                                                               1 shallot, sliced

                                                               Simple Strawberry Dressing

                                                               1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
                                                               1/3 cup olive oil
                                                               2 tablespoons strawberry jam

               1) In a large bowl place spinach, strawberries, avocado, shallots and almonds.
               Mix dressing and pour over salad. This salad could be doubled to feed a crowd.

43 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love the idea of fresh strawberries with the salad. Aren't we lucky to live in such a great place?!

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  2. Val, this looks so fresh and healthy. I make a similar salad and like the combination of the strawberries and avocado:)

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  3. My husband JUST started loving avocado! I can't wait to make this for dinner. We're growing strawberries and they're just starting to blossom!!

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  6. Ohhh.......this is gorgeous Val. LOVE

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  7. How beautiful..Even with a sweet poppy seed dressing..thank you..great combo.

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  8. What a beautiful combination!!! I can't wait for warmer weather and fresh garden veggies :)

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  9. I've never thought of combining avocados an strawberries in a salad...Brilliant! Here up in Canada I avoid strawberries in the winter months...so expensive and not very tasty either...

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  10. That looks so refreshing! Give me a glass of vino and that would be the most!

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  11. SOOO yum. This is the kind of stuff I've been eating lately but not this pretty. I love it! And I love the idea of the jam in the dressing- never, ever thought of that!

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  12. I really like strawberries and avocado together, the sweet and savory combination is the best. The colors are great, it's all great. Love to you,

    SHauna xoxoxo

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  13. So beautiful.... I really like strwaberry :-)

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  14. Looks so fresh and delicious... perfect for summer or a lunch outside :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  15. Holy crap, I want this for breakfast right now- who wants salad for breakfast? I do when it looks this good!

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  16. Heavens to Betsy, that sounds so delicious Val! I would never think to pair strawberries and avocados….just another fabulous combination you have opened my eyes too! Look forward to trying this.

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  17. Okay, this looks so delicious! I have all of these ingredients. Definitely bringing this for lunch tomorrow! Thanks, Val.

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  18. holy. schmoly. i want to eat this right now! yum! thanks lady!

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  19. This looks so delicious. I love anything with avocados and the strawberries are an added bonus!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. I'm going to make this for dinner tonight, YUM! I don't have almonds on hand, so I will use pine nuts instead. YUMMY! xo ~Liz

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  21. this is so my kind of salad, gorgeous!

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  22. I miss all that California weather : (

    This salad could definitely cheer me up... delish!

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  23. I loveee avocado! I've been looking for more avocado recipes! Yumm :)

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  24. This is so springy -- I can hardly handle it!!

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  25. This has so many of my favorite things in one dish. Avocado on everything please!

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  26. Oh you! You and your fabulous salads! I can't wait for summer to make your orzo, grape, feta salad again. That stuff is to die for. This one looks equally amazing. Pinning!

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  27. I love everything with avocado in it!!!

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  28. We have a lot of strawberry farms in our area too. I can't wait to have some!

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  29. Delicious! We're on an avocado kick too! So fresh and delicious! I just can't wait for summer to eat lots of them in the version of guacamole! Next time I get some I'll be sure to get strawberries too to add to salad :)

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  30. Omg this looks AMAZING. I will definitely be making this! I'm an avocado junkie as it is... I've been doing a avocado/tomato salad but this looks sooo much better!

    x
    Rachel

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  31. This salad is so gorgeous! I love adding avocado to my salads, but I never think to add fruit for some reason. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  32. you always share things i would never think of! and i love it!

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  33. It is getting to be pretty hot here also, in the 90s this past week! This salad looks so good, I love avocado.

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  34. love the colors. i wonder how they both taste together

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  35. I'm a HUGE fan of anything with avocado! Yum!

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  36. Yum!!! I am so going to try this, it looks amazing!!!! Thanks for the recipe girlie :)

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  37. Gorgeous pictures, I want to eat it off the screen! going to try this combo.

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  38. Two of my faves(strawberries and avocados), and the dressing sounds so good too!

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  39. This salad is so good! I love avocados and strawberries together! I added fresh mushrooms and feta cheese!

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  40. This salad is delicious! I am making it for our family BBQ tonight and sharing it in my monthly newsletter! Thanks!

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