Summer Strawberry Salad

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Since my skinny strawberry shortcake last week was such a hit (and it’s still strawberry season of course) I wanted to find another way to make a delicious recipe using them. I’ve had versions of strawberry salads in restaurants before and didn’t like them too much because they are always too sweet. But I experimented a little and I came up with a perfect delicious and healthy version of my own! Hope you enjoy!

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What you will need:

baby spinach
1 or 2 cups of sliced strawberries
red onion
1 avocado
1 lemon
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
dijon mustard
feta cheese
1/3 C slivered almonds

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The first thing I did was to slice some red onion very thin. These particular onions were a little strong for my taste so I rinsed the slices in cold water then put them in a bowl with ice cubes. I let this sit in the fridge for about an hour. This will tame the flavor. You could also add some balsamic to the water and can do this the night before and just leave in the fridge. I love onions in salad and I usually use green onions since they are milder.

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For the dressing:

3 to 4 T olive oil
1T balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of agave syrup or honey (you don’t need much so taste)
1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together. Add some cracked pepper. I didn’t add salt at this point because I like to season my salads when I am mixing them. Don’t leave out the lemon though. It really adds to this dressing. Just squeeze some in until you have the taste you like.

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I decided to toast the almonds. You can do this in the microwave quite easily. Spread almonds on a paper plate.. Add just a drizzle of olive oil and mix. Microwave for one minute, then stir. It took about 4 minutes in my microwave, but I stopped at each minute to mix the almonds. You don’t want them burn them, so keep checking.

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Slice your strawberries and avocado. Now you have all your ingredients ready.

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Put all the ingredients in large salad bowl.. Add salt and cracked pepper to taste and sprinkle on some feta cheese. Mix it all together and your done!

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This was so delicious that I made it 3 times this week! I made it with red and green leaf lettuce one night and used green onions instead of red. The next night I tried some crumbled blue cheese and chopped pecans. All were amazing! Hope you enjoy!

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34 Comments

  1. carol says:

    yum definitely going to try it ! :)
    xo

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  2. yummmmy! I love salads and strawberries, and this is perfect for summer!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  3. LEA HUDSON says:

    It looks yummy !!! I will definitely try !!

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  4. Anna says:

    Yumm, I love strawberries in salads, all my friends think I’m crazy but it’s not that weird right?

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  5. Cory Scott says:

    This looks so delicious!!

  6. Virginia says:

    Love your recipes! I’m going to try this one out tomorrow since I have all the ingredients already at home =)
    Thank you for the inspiration =)

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  7. Eva says:

    Lovely recipe! I love everything you show here on the blog!

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  8. Millie says:

    You never disappoint! Can’t wait to make this.

  9. ELISA TAVITI says:

    It looks very gnummy!!! :P

    xx
    Elisa My Fantabulous World

  10. Such a good idea! Looks absolutely delicious.

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  11. Carly says:

    This looks delectable and perfect for those hot summer nights when the last thing you feel like doing is slaving away over the stove. I usually don’t like fruits in salad, because like you said, it can be a little too sweet… But I’m definitely going to this recipe. Hope you’re enjoying Coachella <3

    Carly

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  12. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  13. Stylegodis says:

    looks delicious! :)

    xo, Stylegodis

  14. Natalia says:

    I love this one very much too. Often make it in summer when the strawberries are season. Looks beautiful, tastes great and so good for the body! x

  15. Alyx says:

    I’m obsessed with strawberries in salads! Try them in a caesar! It will totally change your life ;)

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  16. Olithee says:

    oh yeah gooood one

  17. jane says:

    Ho la la, it looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe ;-)

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  18. Lubna says:

    Ugh, that looks SO good! Although I feel weird with strawberries in salad – but I’ll give it a go!

    Lubna
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  19. Camille says:

    I really love your recipes! Keep on
    Xoxo
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  20. This looks amazing! I must try it. I love healthy summer salads!

  21. Karolina says:

    Such a hit this Salad! Love it!

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    xx

  22. Diva In Me says:

    Healthy food and yummy at the same time =)

  23. Nice salad idea! I must try strawberry in salad. Thank you for this healthy recipe.

  24. Paola says:

    Seems delicious!

  25. Loïs says:

    Love the combination of stawberries and avocado in a salad!

  26. Radka says:

    Yummy it looks delicious! :) I have to try it.

    Love,
    Radka from flowerofpassions.blogspot.com

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