Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, April 17, 2015

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing is a delicious and nutritious combination of flavors and textures.  Great on it's own as a light meal or on the side with some grilled chicken or fish.  

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!



Lately, my son and I have been on an all out avocado kick. We LOVE them!  We have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner...and it's a good thing, because avocados are so good for you! They contain more potassium than a banana, they are loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, they are full of fiber, and they taste wonderful in this salad.

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!

Spring is definitely in the air here in NE Ohio and this salad made a great lunch for my son and I last week.  I like to have salads like this for lunch when the weather warms up.  I always feel like I am being so good when I eat like this.  And the truth is, I am.  Good fats from the avocados and almonds, vitamin C from the dressing and the strawberries and plenty of fiber make this salad a healthy choice.

The Lime Poppy Seed Dressing is killer! So darn good and easy to make too! To make the dressing, I put all the ingredients except the poppy seeds in my magic bullet and just gave it a whirl, then added the poppy seeds.  You will have more dressing than you need for this one salad, so store the leftovers in the fridge and just whip up with a fork before using again, as it will separate when stored.

If you love strawberries, avocados and lime, this salad is a must make for you!  Besides being absolutely delicious, it's so pretty too!  Pretty like a sunny spring day!

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!

Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Dressing recipe adapted from Allrecipes
Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
A delicious and healthy combination of flavors and textures dressed in a sweet citrus-y dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups fresh organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 of a fresh avocado, diced
  • 2 TBS sliced raw almonds
  • For Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 TBS poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Arrange spinach, strawberries, avocados, and almonds on a plate.
  2. Make dressing: Add sugar, lime juice, salt, Dijon mustard, onion powder and olive oil in a blender. ( I used my magic bullet). Blend until combined. Stir in poppy seeds. This recipe will yield about 1 cup of dressing.
  3. Drizzle the salad with about 2 TBS of dressing. Enjoy!
Yield: 1 serving, about 1 cup of dressing
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: salad, strawberries, avocados, lime, poppy seed, lunch, dinner, healthy

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8 comments:

  1. I love poppie seed dressing, I bet that lime one is delicious! This salad is gorgeous! It's perfect for the lovely weather we've been having!

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  2. I keep meaning to make a similar salad but end up eating one of the components before I can get to it. I have a weakness for strawberries and avocados by themselves, which means I know this salad would be awesome too!

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  3. I made a strawberry salad for a work function and I wish I would have seen your recipes first! I love the avocado chunks and the poppy seed dressing! I'm going to make this for me!

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  4. Avocados are a regular part of my diet and this salad looks fabulous. That dressing sounds incredible. Pinned, and thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Renee,
    Your Strawberry Avocado and Spinach Salad will be featured on my Whats For Dinner Next Week, The Menu for the week of 5-3-15. I love this salad and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. This looks absolutely refreshing and delicious!! I like to add strawberries to my salads. I'm eager to try your dressing. Looks yummy!

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  7. Those strawberries look so juicy! Great salad, can't wait to try it!

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  8. Great looking salad, excited to try the dressing.

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