Summer is a time when I indulge in lots of green salads and fresh fruit. Today’s salad is Avocado & Strawberry Salad with mixed baby lettuce leaves, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, onions, and edible flowers. Sweet strawberries and creamy avocado make a great combination. Mix in baby greens and edible flowers and it becomes a salad to remember. You can easily personalize it to fit your taste by changing greens to spinach or what’s in season. Cheese and pecans are optional for great crunch and taste. Top it with balsamic vinaigrette.
Avocado & Strawberry Salad
Use organic when available. Serves 4 to 6
Avocado & Strawberry Salad
- 10 oz mixed baby greens
- a large handful of edible flowers
- 1/4 small red onion chopped
- 1 qt strawberries hulled and quartered
- 1 small cucumber sliced
- 1 avocado cut into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup pecan halves, optional
- 2 oz cheese - feta, blue cheese or parmesan, optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix lettuce, avocado, strawberries, cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes in a large salad bowl.
- Toss gently..
- Top with flowers and pecans or cheese if using.
- In separate bowl, stir the balsamic vinegar and honey together in a bowl.
- Slowly stream the olive oil into the mixture while whisking continuously.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving
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Ooh, that sounds good and looks so pretty too!
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Have a beautiful day Lisa.
I love anything that has to do with strawberries and this is nicely done, thanks for the recipe. Warm greetings!
Thanks! Have a beautiful day!
That looks like a winner! I love edible flowers and strawberries but rarely go to the effort of making such a lovely salad!
Take the time to treat yourself!
Your comment set me thinking. I was sure our European Yellowhammer Emberiza citronella doesn’t occur in the US, so I Googled “Alabama State Bird” and came up with – Yellowhammer – Colaptes auratus. Two completely different birds from unrelated bird families – one a bunting, the other a woodpecker. That’s why we use Latin names between different countries, rather than colloquial names.
1) “The yellowhammer, also known as the northern flicker or yellow-shafted flicker, became the official state bird of Alabama in 1927. Soldiers from Alabama were nicknamed “yellowhammers” in the Civil War due to their grey-and-yellow uniforms, which matched the colors of the bird. Alabama soon became known as the “yellowhammer state.”
2) The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer (not to be confused with the Eurasian yellowhammer)
3) The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia
Thanks for the info. When I read a blog post about a bird say in UK and I’ve never heard of them, I do an online search. I know just enough to get in trouble. LOL
This looks delicious and pretty!!
What a beautiful salad, and full of all of the things that I like. I must confess, however, as to never have eaten a salad with edible flowers before.
If you get the chance, do try them.
Such a beautiful salad. I haven’t had nasurtiums in years. But I enjoy eating flowers, lavender is one of my favorites.
Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays
Salad looks beautiful! The flowers make it look exotic! yum! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Yum, yum! Nothing like a good summer salad! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
I’d never thought about combining avocado and strawberries – but as I read your post, I couldn’t help but think how delicious that sounded! I love avocados in just about anything, so this recipe is right up my alley! Yummy 🙂
If you love avocadoes and you love strawberries, this is for you!
This sounds like a delicious summertime salad. It has been so hot, I am all for as many as salads as possible! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate your Story!
I love nasturtiums! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
What a beautiful salad! Pinning!
Thanks for the pin!