Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad
This is a delicious and very simple spinach salad with fresh strawberries, avocados, cucumbers and a sugar-free balsamic dressing.
6 cups fresh baby spinach
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cucumber, quartered, sliced
1 avocado, diced (or you can double this to 2 avocados!)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
half a small red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup cold pressed olive oil (avocado or walnut oil works too)
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
¼ scant tsp ground mustard
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
To Make The Balsamic Dressing:
Whisk all ingredients together until combined.
To Make The Salad:
Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until combined.
Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. In addition to being rich in vitamins A, C, and K and a good source of potassium and fiber, it contains a number of antioxidants.
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.
Almonds contain six grams of protein per ounce, offering a highly digestible and quality protein. However, the protein is incomplete so combining almonds with legumes and vegetables is a great way of enjoying a quality plant-based protein along with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, zinc, manganese, magnesium and calcium.