How about we start the Monday off with a big bowl of leafy greens? I’ve come to conclusion that salads are my thing. There’s nothing I crave more than a good salad. Seriously. Something about crunchy, crispy, fresh greens and veggies tossed in a homemade dressing that makes me very happy. Not to mention it’s good food for the soul. And with this spring weather coming our way (finally!) it feels good to break out of old routine winter dishes into something more fresh and crisp. There’s no reason to wait till summer!
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad is all about simple, clean ingredients, tossed in a creamy, homemade Poppyseed Dressing. The salad dressing on its own is to die for! I shared the recipe for Poppyseed Dressing couple weeks ago and it’s seriously worth the extra 5 minutes of your time to whip up your own. It’s so simple, so fresh, and SO good.
Classic spinach and strawberry salad has been my favorite for ages, but when you throw in some creamy avocados….well…. it’s like falling in love all over again. Strawberries and avocados are both available year round and add sweetness and creaminess to the tart leafy spinach leaves. So you can whip this salad up any time! I added some sliced almonds for some crunch and little bit of red onion, which is honestly optional but I like the taste of red onion, so it’s up to you whether you want to keep it or skip it.
Best part? You can make this salad your own by substituting your favorite nuts for almonds, adding some crumbled salty feta, gorgonzola, or bacon. I personally like to keep it simple as I can whip it up in no time for a family dinner or unexpected get together.
- 5 oz. bag baby spinach (about 9 cups)
- ¾ cup quartered strawberries
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 4 Tbsp. Poppyseed Dressing
- In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingredients with Poppyseed Dressing. Season lightly with salt as needed. Serve immediately.
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