California Avocado Spinach Salad

Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 220
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 380mg
Total Carbs 21g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Potassium 358mg

Vitamin A 251 mcg; Vitamin C 35 mg; Calcium 111 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 58 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.08 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 8%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This sunny salad is loaded with California-grown produce, including fresh baby spinach, creamy California Avocado, olives, onions and citrus fruits. Using a prepared red wine vinaigrette makes the preparation quick and easy.

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Serves: 4

1 lb. fresh baby spinach 1/3 cup thinly sliced black olives 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 2/3 cup fresh Mandarin orange segments 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced, or more if preferred 2 tsp. lime or lemon juice 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette dressing or your choice of dressing
  1. Arrange spinach on serving platter or individual plates.
  2. Top with olives, onions and Mandarin orange segments.
  3. Place avocado slices on a plate and pour the citrus juice over them. Arrange avocado slices on the salad.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and serve or pass the dressing separately.

Serving Suggestion: Top with grilled shrimp or sliced cooked chicken, fish or meat for a main-meal salad.

Beverage Pairing: A dry Reisling.

*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.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

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


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