Spinach, Strawberry & Avocado Salad

I’ve recently seen a similar salad making it’s way around Pinterest, and wanted to give it a try.  I’m not a big poppy seed fan, however, and that is the dressing on the other–it does look good overall, but a little bland for my taste buds.  I altered a few things, added some new flavors, and came up with this:SpinachStrawberry1

Spinach, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 3 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 Pint Fresh Organic Strawberries (maybe a bit more), washed & sliced
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 Sweet Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • About 1/2 Cup (little less) sliced raw almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Goat Cheese, Crumbled

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Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/2 Pint Fresh Organic Strawberries, washed
  • 2 TBS Champagne Vinegar
  • 1/4 lime wedge, skin removed
  • 1 TBS Organic Sugar
  • 3 Large stems Fresh Mint, chopped

I like blending my greens with the dressing prior to adding the other ingredients, as it softens the spinach leaves and blends the dressing through the whole salad.  This is such a nice Summer Salad!  Hope you all enjoy!

For the Love of Your Life!

Angie