Thursday, April 10, 2014

Strawberry & Avocado Spinach Salad

I definitely have a case of spring fever and just couldn't wait to whip this one out! It will taste even better in a couple of months when I'll be able to make it with freshly-picked strawberries, but it was pretty awesome regardless.

The original recipe called for red onion, but I subbed what I had on hand (green onion) instead. I do think the bite of the red would taste even better here. If you're primal/do dairy I also think the bleu cheese or even some feta would add a delicious contrast. Chicken or turkey would add a nice hit of protein!

I made the dressing with avocado oil and loved it! I will definitely be using it for other salads. I'm writing the proportions I used to make one salad with some dressing leftover for future use.

Strawberry & Avocado Spinach Salad
adapted from Gimme Some Oven

4 cups baby spinach
1 small avocado, peeled & diced
2-3 large strawberries, cut thin
small handful raw almonds (I toasted mine)
2 tbs. chopped red onion

poppyseed dressing:
1/4 cup avocado oil
1 1/2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tbs. raw honey
1/2 tbs. poppy seeds
pinch of dry mustard
salt & pepper, to taste

To make salad, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients in a separate small bowl. Taste for seasoning and use to dress salad.

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