This Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is a light, delicious and healthy salad recipe. Made with fresh strawberries, apples, avocado, spinach and almonds, this side dish couldn’t be better!
If you love this salad as much as I do, you’ll also fall in love with my Summer Detox Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette!
Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe
This Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad is a healthy lunch or dinner option that comes together in minutes! No cooking required, WIN!
One of the things my husband and I talked about doing this year was eating more Salads! I kinda go through these phases where we will do salad like 3x in a week and then its like a ghost town in the salad world. Consistency is the key!
Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, and Lettuce are all foliage and packed with fiber which is good for the digestive system.
One of the things I have been loving as we’ve been on this Paleo diet is that I feel tons better. I mean after the holidays you are bound to start feeling better, right, but this fast has definitely helped. I thought I was eating healthy before but looking back I don’t think I realized how much wheat I was eating and how bad it is for you. We would do Panini nights, Homemade Pizza Night, or Pasta night. All things that aren’t necessarily bad in moderation. Plus I usually packed them with veggies for nutrients.
The problem is that Wheat contains phytic acid which is a mineral blocker. Which basically means that all those nutrients from the veggies you eat with your pasta or panini don’t mean anything because the minerals are being blocked by the phytic acid.
Major bummer I know. So, all that to say, more salads less wheat!
This Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad is perfect! It is filling, sweet, salty, and packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, and good fats. Plus, it is absolutely amazing. Seriously, I had it for lunch every day last week. No lie! So, put down the sandwich and make a salad. Get on the clean eating train for 2014! 🙂
How to Make The Best Strawberry Salad
To get started, in a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of gluten free mustard, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, 4 tablespoons of white vinager, 6 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt & pepper.
Next, add 10 oz. of fresh baby spinach to a large salad bowl.
Top with 2 cups of hulled & quartered strawberries, 1 cup of diced granny smith apples, 2 avocados that have been diced into small pieces, and 3/4 cup of sliced almonds.
Toss to mix everything together and serve with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
- 10 oz. of spinach
- 2 cups of strawberries, hulled & quartered
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
Honey Mustard Dressing:
- 1 tablespoon of stone ground mustard
- 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, add stone ground mustard, dijon mustard, honey, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together until combined and set aside.
- To a large bowl add spinach, strawberries, avocados, red onion, and almonds. Serve with dressing on the side.
This was so yummy! My whole family loved it! Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome Jennifer! I’m pumped you and the fam loved it!