Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Happy First Day of SPRING!!!!

Woohoo!  So happy Spring is finally here!!  As you can tell from the past couple of weeks, that I have been on a spring berry kick!  I can’t get enough, so be prepared for lots of berry recipes!  I just love these sweet little darlings!!  So with berries in mind and berry picking coming closer and closer to us, I am going to share with you a light, healthy, quick and easy Strawberry and Avocado Salad with a no oil Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

Strawberry and Avocado Salad

This salad is simply amazing!  It’s so full of flavor considering there isn’t very many ingredients.  You have the sweet goodness of strawberries, creaminess from the avocado and goat cheese and a slight tang from the strawberry balsamic dressing.  Oh and I can’t forget the little added pepper taste from the arugula   It’s simply fantastic and would make for a wonderful light lunch salad.

Strawberry and Avocado Salad

The dressing is very easy to make too!  It’s made with fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of stevia.  I processed it all in the food processor and to make it seedless I ran it through my sieve.  I used the back of my spoon to push all of the yumminess through.  I don’t mind the seeds or if it were to be a little chunky, but not everyone is like me, so for you I made it nice and smooth.

Strawberry and Avocado Salad

Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2 Salads (approx 5 cups)
  • Serving size: 1 Salad (approx 2½ cups)
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A light, simple and healthy salad made with sweet strawberries, creamy avocado, goat cheese and topped with a slightly sweet and tangy strawberry dressing.
Ingredients
  • Dressing:
  • ½ cup strawberries, roughly cut
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 dash stevia
  • Salad:
  • 4 cups spinach leaves,fresh
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ⅓ cup avocado
  • ⅓ cup blackberries
  • ½ oz. goat cheese
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, add all of your dressing ingredients. Process until well blended. If dressing is chunky, place a sieve over a small bowl and pour dressing into the sieve. With a back of a spoon, push the strawberries through. Be sure to scrap the strawberry drippings from the backside of the sieve. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl add all of you salad ingredients, toss with dressing and divide between two plates.
Notes
Calories per salad including dressing: 152.2, Fat: 9.4, Cholesterol: 3.7, Sodium: 77, Potassium: 764.8, Carbs: 16.3, Fiber: 8.1, Sugar: 7, Protein: 5.5

Strawberry and Avocado Salad

I have to tell you I love this salad.  I had it for dinner the other night and it was perfectly filling.  I think it’s going to be the rest of this weeks lunch salads.  If you wanted it to be your main dish, you could always toss in some grilled chicken.  That would be a fabulous addition to this salad.  Yum!!!  Oh and since Easter is right around the corner, this would make a great salad to serve to your family or guests, or heck, just make it for yourself, like I did!  🙂

Well my Friends, time to celebrate the first day of Spring!  Yah!!   I am off to make another berry recipe!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

Comments

  1. This dressing! YUM!!!

  2. Yum!!!! What a beautifully delicious looking salad! All that and goat cheese, too????? FABULOUS!!!

  3. I love balsamic vinegar! Thank you for sharing this recipe…so colorful!

  4. Mmm strawberry salads are my favorite, this looks delicious! 🙂

  5. Ahh strawberry salad…is it July yet?! Such a fresh and gorgeous looking salad!

    • Strawberry season is just starting now for us. I got some in my CSA box. Oddly enough July is peaches and plums. That’s one thing about living in CA. You get your produce early. Hoping for a good season. I heard there has been strawberry crop issues. Crossing fingers we have some this year!!

  6. This is beautiful and sounds absolutely delicious. It’s so fresh and vibrant looking!

  7. Strawberry and avocado…ohhh yeah!

  8. i love the dressing.

  9. Oh, this is perfect for spring! Puts me in the mood for warmer weather! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Party starts tomorrow at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

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  1. […]  Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing – I have made this salad about 5 times since I posted it!  I have had it for lunches everyday for […]

  2. […] Welcome to Yum, Yum Wednesday!  Today I am flashing back to a recipe that I made last year on the first day of Spring.  It seems this week, everyone has been in sweet over drive, bringing all the left over Easter treats to the office and let me tell you I am soooooo sweet out!  I would just kill for a nice light salad.  So for Yum, Yum Wednesday, I am sharing with you a wonderful, flavor low-calorie salad that screams healthy and is made with fresh spring berries, this is my Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing.  Oh my is this a good salad.  I simply love it and at a 152 calories what is not to love?  It’s made with arugula for a slight peppery flavor, avocado and goat cheese for a healthy fat and fresh, high fiber low carb strawberries and blackberries.  Oh how I love spring.  This salad would make for a great lunch, maybe add a little chicken to it or serve it as a side salad with your dinner.  Either way it is amazing and I almost forgot, the dressing.  It’s made with fresh strawberries, balsamic dressing and a pinch of stevia.  I am loving the strawberry dressing.  You can get the recipe here. […]

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