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California Avocado Salad with Spinach and Summer Berries

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Total Time:

15min

Prep Time:

15min

 California Avocado Salad with Spinach and Summer Berries

The classic spinach salad gets elevated with Fresh California Avocados, sweet summer berries and a scrumptious Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing.

Ingredients

Serves: 4
  bags of baby spinach leaves, (10-oz. each)
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
cups  strawberries, sliced
cups  blueberries
cup  red onion, thinly sliced
cup  whole pecans
cup  feta cheese
    Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing, (see make-ahead recipe below)
    Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing Ingredients:
Tbsp.  olive oil
Tbsp.  honey
  clove garlic, finely minced
Tbsp.  apple cider vinegar
1/2  tsp.  sugar
tsp.  lemon juice
1/4  tsp.  Kosher salt
1/4  tsp.  cracked black pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine baby spinach leaves, avocado, strawberries, blueberries, red onion and pecans until fully mixed.
  2. To serve, evenly distribute the salad mixture onto four plates and sprinkle feta cheese and drizzle with Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing.

 

Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing Instructions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, honey, garlic, apple cider vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Set aside until ready to serve.

 

Serving Suggestion: Add a lean protein, such as grilled chicken breast, for a heartier entrée.

Beverage Pairing: Pair with a crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, dry Riesling or Gruner Veltliner.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Jen Nikolaus

Jen Nikolaus is a recipe blogger and photographer over at Yummy Healthy Easy. She lives in beautiful Southern California with her husband and four boys. You’ll find her sharing healthier, budget-friendly, family-friendly, and easy dishes with some yummy desserts thrown in, too!

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