California Avocado Spinach Salad

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Serves: 12
lb.  fresh spinach, washed and dried thoroughly
  California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed
Tbsp.  lime or lemon juice
cup  ripe olives, thinly sliced
  red onion, thinly sliced
cups  Mandarin oranges
  As needed  Spinach salad dressing (recipe follows)
    Spinach Salad Dressing (2 cups)
1/2  cup  red wine vinegar
tsp.  dry leaf tarragon, crushed
tsp.  teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
cups  vegetable oil
  As needed  Salt and pepper to taste

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


  1. Tear spinach into bite size pieces and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. In medium bowl, generously drizzle lime juice over avocado cubes before tossing in salad to prevent browning and to enhance flavor.
  3. Add avocados, olives, onions and oranges to mixing bowl and toss together with salad dressing.
  4. Dressing Preparation
  5. In small saucepan, bring vinegar and tarragon to a boil. Cool.
  6. Blend mustard and vinegar mixture in deep bowl. Stir well.
  7. Gradually add oil, beating until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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