Avocado & Strawberry Salad With Honey Basalmic Vinaigrette

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

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Avocado & Strawberry Salad

Avocado & Strawberry Salad is a mix of baby lettuce leaves, cucumbers, grape tomatoes,  onions, and edible flowers. Optional additions are pecans and cheese.
Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus & strawberry salad, avcado strawberry salad
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Avocado & Strawberry Salad With Honey Basalmic Vinaigrette”

  1. That looks like a winner! I love edible flowers and strawberries but rarely go to the effort of making such a lovely salad!

  2. Hi Carol.

    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

    1. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Salad looks beautiful! The flowers make it look exotic! yum! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

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