Spinach Avocado Salad (With Strawberries And Pomegranate)


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Spinach Avocado Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of strawberries, avocado, pomegranate, baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!

Spinach Avocado Salad

This delicious, seasonal spinach avocado salad combines everything I love – juicy pomegranate seeds, sweet strawberries, creamy avocado, and toasted cashews. What a beauty!

This is a kind of salad that you actually want to it! 🙂

I honestly can say that usually I’m not getting excited over a salad, but this one is an exception. It’s fresh, light, and really tasty. If you want to convince a salad skeptic to eat more greens, this is the way!

This delicious strawberry salad works perfectly as a starter, light lunch, or a side dish. Well, I eat it even for breakfast, because why not?! 😅

If you want to make it more a complete meal, add a grilled/baked chicken breast. It’ll be great!

Spinach Avocado Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of strawberries, avocado, pomegranate, baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!
Spinach Avocado Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of strawberries, avocado, pomegranate, baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!

How to make it

The recipe is easy and flexible. Strawberries and spinach is a classic combination that you can take to the next level by adding a few simple ingredients. 🙂 The best part is that you can change most of them – so treat this recipe as an inspiration!

Here’s what goes into my strawberry salad:

  1. Baby spinach – it works perfectly with strawberries. Another great choice is lamb’s lettuce. But even a regular mix of greens will do!
  2. Strawberries – the sweeter the better! Other options: raspberries, blueberries, or oranges!
  3. Avocado – for creaminess. Don’t skip it!
  4. Pomegranate – totally optional. I love to add it, but even without it, the salad will be amazing.
  5. Ricotta – not a fan? Try adding feta, queso fresco, goat cheese, or blue cheese.
  6. Toasted cashews – I used store-bought salted, toasted cashews. I think they work great here but feel free to use any other nuts you like. You can even use sunflower seeds. Just don’t forget to toast them on a dry pan before adding to the salad. It provides extra flavor. This crunchy element is terrific here!
  7. Balsamic dressing – made with balsamic vinegar, lime juice, honey, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Balsamic vinegar works amazing with strawberries. Another option is to skip balsamic vinegar and stay just with a honey-lime dressing. Both options are excellent!

The best way to assemble this salad is to prepare individual portions right on the plates.

The salad doesn’t work really well with tossing – all the “heavy” ingredients end up at the bottom. So if you want to do one big bowl of the salad – do it with layers.

Spinach Avocado Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of strawberries, avocado, pomegranate, baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!

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Strawberry Avocado Pomegranate Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!

Strawberry Salad with Avocado

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

Salad
 100 g Baby spinach (or mix of lettuces)
 200 g Strawberries
 ½ Pomegranate (seeds)
 1 Avocado
 60 g Ricotta (or feta, blue cheese)
 3 tbsp Toasted cashews (or other favourite nuts)
Dressing
 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp Lime juice
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tbsp Honey
 1 pinch Salt and pepper

1

Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and simmer until the sauce reduces by half. Let it cool down.

2

Prepare salad ingredients. Wash spinach. Finely slice strawberries. Remove seeds from 1/2 of the pomegranate. Cut avocado into cubes.

3

If doing the salad on separate plates, place a handful of spinach, add strawberries, avocado, and pomegranate. Top with nuts and crumbled cheese. Drizzle with dressing.

4

If doing the salad in one, big bowl - do it in layers. Place a handful of spinach in a bowl, add 1/3 of strawberries, avocado, and pomegranate, crumbled cheese, nuts and drizzle with a bit of dressing. Then place the handful of spinach again and top with another 1/3 of remaining ingredients. Repeat until all ingredients are used.

Ingredients

Salad
 100 g Baby spinach (or mix of lettuces)
 200 g Strawberries
 ½ Pomegranate (seeds)
 1 Avocado
 60 g Ricotta (or feta, blue cheese)
 3 tbsp Toasted cashews (or other favourite nuts)
Dressing
 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp Lime juice
 1 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tbsp Honey
 1 pinch Salt and pepper

Directions

1

Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and simmer until the sauce reduces by half. Let it cool down.

2

Prepare salad ingredients. Wash spinach. Finely slice strawberries. Remove seeds from 1/2 of the pomegranate. Cut avocado into cubes.

3

If doing the salad on separate plates, place a handful of spinach, add strawberries, avocado, and pomegranate. Top with nuts and crumbled cheese. Drizzle with dressing.

4

If doing the salad in one, big bowl - do it in layers. Place a handful of spinach in a bowl, add 1/3 of strawberries, avocado, and pomegranate, crumbled cheese, nuts and drizzle with a bit of dressing. Then place the handful of spinach again and top with another 1/3 of remaining ingredients. Repeat until all ingredients are used.

Strawberry Salad (With Avocado And Pomegranate)

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Spinach Avocado Salad – gorgeous, delicious salad that tastes as good as it looks like! Full of strawberries, avocado, pomegranate, baby spinach, ricotta, and toasted nuts. Drizzled with balsamic dressing for the extra flavor punch! Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish!

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9 Comments

    1. Ewa 15 May 2019 at 14:52

      I love them too! 🙂

      Reply
  1. Lisa Lombardo 16 May 2019 at 11:35

    You’re making me hungry, lol! I have most of the ingredients but I may need to improvise on the rest…but this is my lunch plan. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

    Reply
  2. Rosie (@greenrosielife) 19 May 2019 at 04:11

    Despite what you say I am going to have to skip the avocado when I make this – we are a family who all can’t stand the texture of avocados! I’m trying to think what would make a good alternative. Any ideas? Pinning this ready for when my strawberries ripen and now following you on Instagram (I’m @EcoGitesLenault over there!)

    Reply
    1. Ewa 19 May 2019 at 11:33

      Hi Rosie,

      I think I will just add more cheese then 🙂

      Reply
  3. Tamara Reid 20 May 2019 at 16:35

    YUM! Can’t wait to try this when we have strawberries to harvest! Thanks for sharing this on our Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Please remember to link back to the blog hop for a chance to be featured next week!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 May 2019 at 16:38

      Thanks Tamara! 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Erlene 23 June 2019 at 18:02

    This looks delicious. My husband loves strawberries in his salad and I’m sure he would love this. Thanks for sharing on MM. Pinned and will be featuring this recipe on tonight’s party.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 24 June 2019 at 14:55

      Thanks so much Erlene 🙂

      Reply

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