Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

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We truly enjoy strawberry season, and every time I start cleaning another batch of berries the boys are at my elbow begging for some of the juicy red fruits. I have to watch Monkey Boy and Top Gun because they will sneak the berries off to a hidden corner and get the sticky juice all over the furniture and floor.

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Like many fruits, strawberries work well in both savory and sweet dishes, and I think they taste great with spinach. Even my picky boys will eat spinach salad if I add some strawberries to it, and I sprinkle a slightly sweetened vinaigrette made with champagne vinegar on top for another splash of flavor. This is a salad that makes a delicious treat for a family meal or guests.

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

Serves 4 to 6.

Equipment

small bowl or cruet
salad bowl(s)

Ingredients

VINAIGRETTE
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
6 ounces extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

SALAD
6 ounces baby spinach, washed and patted dry
2 cups strawberries, quartered
1 avocado, thinly sliced
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup rough chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

1. VINAIGRETTE In the small bowl, whisk together the champagne vinegar, olive oil, honey, and sea salt.

2. SALAD: In the salad bowl(s), arrange the ingredients in layers: baby spinach on the bottom, then strawberries, avocado slices, pecans, goat cheese, and pecans. Serve with the vinaigrette.

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Comments

  1. Kim da Cook says

    This is the best of all worlds, strawberries and avocado have to be 2 of my favorite things to eat, and to have them both in a salad must be heavenly. Will have to try it out in summer its just a little cold now to have salads.

  2. Shelley Freese says

    Beautiful salad! I am having Bunco for 12 ladies at my house tomorrow night. I was wondering…should I serve individual salads on the plate or should I mix the salad up? Any advice you can give would be great! Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Shelley. Your comment reminded me how much I miss my old Bunco group, they were such a fun bunch! Avocado is delicate, so I would either serve it on individual plates if using sliced avocado, or cut the avocado into small chunks for a mixed salad in a bowl. Because the avocado tends to brown quickly, you may want to wait and slice it up just before serving.

  3. says

    Delicious dressing– I actually cut the oil back to 2 oz because I like a nice tang to my vinaigrette. I also added a tablespoon of plain yogurt to make it creamy.

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