When the weather gets warmer it means we move our workouts to the outdoors and add some fruit to our salads. My sister Jeni’s spinach and fruit salad is the perfect way to start off a springtime lunch! Strawberries are key in this salad since it is now peak strawberry season and they add a delicious burst of flavor. If you are a sweet and salty person, crumbles of feta cheese is the perfect addition.
12 strawberries: stem removed and sliced
1/2 red onion- thinly sliced
1 avocado- sliced
1lb spring mix or spinach
handful of toasted and chopped walnuts – this adds a nice crunch to the salad
6 oz feta cheese – adds a nice salty flavor.
1 garlic clove, minced
1tbsp honey (Jeni uses sugar)
4 tbsp mayonaise low fat: although I am not a fan of using mayo I think it is fine in moderation, plus this addition really enhances the salad.
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
pinch of black pepper
Place spinach, strawberries, avocado, onion, and walnuts in a large bowl.
Whisk together honey, mayo, balsamic and garlic – drizzle on salad.
Finish it off with fresh pepper, toss, and dig in.
Serves 6-8 sweet and salty people
My sister makes this salad wherever she goes and it is always a hit! Here is a pic of the salad being made at my bachelorette party with the addition of mango. So make it for your friends and family and enjoy!
xoxo luvin fruit in salad season