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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette is the perfect spring themed salad. Of course, we eat them anytime of year! 

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Oh this wonderfully, beautiful salad screams Spring and at a time I am desperate for a change in weather.

It was all destined to be the death of me.

I make these salads all the time and the one depicted in the picture is one of my favorite ways to do it. However, when I decided to do it for today’s Spring themed #SundaySupper, I guess I got a little excited to soon.

You see, the very day I signed up, I knew I wanted to make one. I hadn’t had one since summer, and was craving that sweet strawberry flavor.

So I made one. See…

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Except, I forgot a few ingredients. Where’s the avocado, one of the key ingredients? But the Strawberry Vinaigrette turned out amazing so I enjoyed my salad without all the bells and whistles. I knew I just needed to get some avocado and we’d be fine.

Good thing I like the salad so much. It was time to make it again. And this time I had just gotten a large bag of Meyer lemons and I thought, hmm…. some sliced Meyer Lemon sounds good in that salad.

Yes, that is what I will add when I add the avocado.

And I made it again. I love the pretty colors and the way the Meyer Lemon slices look in there. So pretty and the salad tasted amazing.

This was two days after I whipped up the vinaigrette. As you can tell it was thickening a bit being in the fridge but still tastes absolutely incredible!

The Strawberry Vinaigrette is still so good even a couple of days later. If you want to thin it out a little, just add a couple of drops of water or oil. Shake well.

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Yet here we are with this salad, I STILL forgot something.

As I was stuffing my face with bite after bite of the delicious flavor combination, I realized I had forgotten something I adore about this salad.

I forget the sliced almonds. That crunch I like with each bite. The crunch is absolutely incredible.

Guess what that meant? Yep – I had to make it again. This one was 5 days after the original vinaigrette was made. It was NOTICEABLY thicker but oh so very good. In fact, it did see to get a better flavor with age, however the consistency was just really thick.

This really didn’t bother me, since when I tossed it all about, the dressing really coated the spinach leaves and it was just a wonderfully, flavorful salad.

Strawberry, Avocado, Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

So as you can see, it really doesn’t matter what you add to it, because it’s just a great salad to do whatever with. I purposely chose Spring ingredients to fit our theme, but you could toss in any veggies you wanted and enjoy an equally delicious salad.

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A wonderful springtime salad!


For Salad:

  • 4 cups of baby spinach or 2 cups baby spinach 2 cups kale
  • 2 ½ cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Meyer lemon, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup of sliced almonds

For Dressing:

  • 4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of poppy seeds


To make the Dressing:

  1. In a blender, blend the strawberries until pureed. Add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and sugar and blend again.
  2. Add the olive oil in and blend until the vinaigrette has thickened. Stir in the poppy seeds and you are ready to use it.
  3. Stores in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To Make the Whole Salad:

  1. Layer the baby spinach on a 2 small plates or 1 large plate.
  2. Add the strawberries and avocado.
  3. Divide the Meyer lemons among the two plates (or all on one).
  4. Add the sliced almonds and drizzle with the wonderfully delicious Strawberry Vinaigrette you just made.
  5. Enjoy!

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Wow, the color just pops off the screen in that salad. Looks delicious!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Strawberries and spinach are classic. Your add-ons Nicole sound great!


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Oh wow, doesn't that look delish, I love a sweeter dressing like this. Thanks for sharing!!

Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

aww haha, but best thing about this dressing is that is looks so good that I don't think it would matter what was on the salad haha. Beautiful color!

Audrey's Mamma

Monday 18th of March 2013

I love a good strawberry spinach salad. It is obvious we eat this a lot because Mo, my anti green eater, claims that spinach is her favorite. She will eat it plain, no toppings or dressing. We have never added avocado to ours, good thought!

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