Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

Healthy summer strawberry spinach salad topped with avocado, feta, red onion, toasted almonds, pistachios and drizzled with a flavorful strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. The best strawberry salad recipe.
Ingredients
For the salad:

  • 1 package (5 ounces) organic spinach
  • 8 ounces strawberries, halved (about 2 cups halved strawberries)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup feta crumbles
  • ⅓ cup raw sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped shelled roasted pistachios

For the balsamic strawberry vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients. Shake or mix well to combine. Taste and add additional salt/pepper, if necessary.
  2. Toast the almonds on the stovetop: add the almonds to a pan and place over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2-5 minutes until almonds are slightly golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Add spinach to a large bowl, layer on the strawberries, avocado slices, red onion, feta, toasted almonds, and chopped pistachios. Add to bowls and serve with extra toasted almonds. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

  • This salad is best enjoyed the same day you make it to keep things nice and fresh, but will also be delicious the next day too.
  • Use a different fruit: if strawberries aren’t available, try blueberries, peaches, raspberries or blackberries. They’ll all be delicious.
  • Make your own DIY fruity balsamic vinaigrette: I’m in love with this dressing because you can use any fruit jam you like to really make it your own. Try raspberry, strawberry, blackberry or something else for a fun twist.
  • This article and recipe adapted from this site

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