Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Strawberry & Avocado Spinach Salad


  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach 
  • 1 cup arugula 
  • 1 avocado, diced 
  • 4-5 large strawberries, sliced 
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds 
  • 2 tablespoons Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper 

1. Dice avocado, slice strawberries, & crumble cheese. 

 2. In a mixing bowl, gently mix together spinach, arugula, avocados, strawberries, cheese, & almonds. 

 3. Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, & pepper. Lightly toss salad with dressing & serve. 

Plate Finished Product 


I have made so many versions of this salad but this one is my favorite, quick, easy, & delicious. It pairs well with fish or chicken dishes & is wonderful for a pot luck & entertaining. 

You can use any type of greens for this recipe, spring mix also works well. If you do not have strawberries, or if they are not in season, blueberries & raspberries also work great. Almonds are my first choice for this salad, but I have used pine nuts or pecans. If you want a sweeter dressing, add a 1/4 tablespoon of sugar or use candied nuts. 

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