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Avocado, Strawberry, Spinach Salad with Lemon PoppySeed Dressing

Dear Spring where are you? I miss you so much! Today I woke up early in the morning feeling completely frozen. I looked out my window and saw white snowflakes outside. Right, it’s snow on May 7…  And why not, we are in Russia after all. I am not that kind of person, who complains about the weather, but I just feel that the spring isn’t coming to Moscow this year. The central heating is off and our house isn’t warm anymore. My fingers and toes are constantly cold and I feel that I need a cup of hot tea every 20 minutes. May be the spring has lost somewhere?

Well, even if the weather is not really warm here, it’s still spring according to the calendar. And the season of fresh strawberries is officially open. One of my favorite ways to enjoy ripe and aromatic strawberries is to combine them with creamy avocado pulp and lovely green baby spinach. This salad is beautiful in all senses! We love it with the light lemon poppy seed dressing. An avocado, strawberry and spinach salad is a very wonderful way to celebrate springtime! It's raw, healthy, colorful and delicious!

Avocado, Strawberry, Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


Ingredients

  • 10 ripe strawberries
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almond (optional)
    for the lemon poppy seed dressing
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 pinches salt

Directions

  1. Wash the strawberries, remove the green stems and cut them into slices.
  2. Peel the avocado, discard the seed and cut the pulp into small pieces.
  3. For the salad dressing combine olive oil, lemon juice and agave syrup (or honey) and mix well using a whisk or a spoon. Add the poppy seeds and salt, mix again.
  4. Lay the baby spinach leaves on a plate, add the avocado and strawberries. Toss gently. Drizzle the lemon poppy seed dressing over the salad and garnish with the almond slices.

Avocado Strawberry Spinach SaladAvocado, Strawberry, Spinach Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing recipe with step-by-step photos can be found in the recipe section.

Posted on 7 May 2014
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rika@vm 13 May 2014
Thanks for the G+ add! Nice to meet you and I browsed some strawberries this morning at the farmer's market and boy they look luscious! Your salad looks refreshing with poppy seeds (great idea!)

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vegelicacy 13 May 2014
Thank you, Rika! So happy to meet you :)

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