• Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe

    Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad just shouts, “It’s summer! Let’s do this thing!”

    This Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe is the perfect take-along dish for a picnic, BBQ, or warm-weather gathering. It's delicious! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    It’s the perfect warm-weather picnic take-along dish.

    And it’s excellent for those warm nights where you don’t feeling like firing up the stove indoors. Just pair the salad with a grilled protein of your choice and you’re good to go for a complete meal.

    The Inspiration for This Strawberry Avocado Salad

    A couple weeks ago, I made a quick salsa with strawberries, avocado, and red onion. I was surprised at how well the fruity berries paired with the creaminess of the avo and the sharp bite of the onion.

    So I vowed to turn it into a side dish that a bit more heft, and presto, this Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad recipe was born.

    Personally, I like the name Straw-vacado Salad, but I can’t imagine anyone googling that!

    How Seasonal Helps Save Money

    A majority of the recipes here on the blog are pretty seasonal, sticking to what’s fresh and available for typically the lowest cost. It’s not always 100% perfect, but a seasonal approach to your fresh produce often helps stretch your dollar…

    …and it sometimes translates to getting your veggies and fruit a bit closer to home.

    This Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe is the perfect take-along dish for a picnic, BBQ, or warm-weather gathering. It's delicious! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    If you can supplement your warm-weather veggie consumption with homegrown produce, farmers market finds, or a CSA (community supported agriculture) box, that’s awesome.

    Here at Stupid Easy Paleo HQ, we have a small 4′ x 6′ raised garden bed with some kale, lettuce, and fresh herbs. It’s nothing fancy, but it helps offset the grocery bill a little. If all you have is space for some potted herbs on a windowsill, that’s a great way to get started, too.

    What I love about this Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad recipe is the freshness of the ingredients.

    How to Make a Simple Dressing

    I don’t even make a special dressing – a squeeze of lemon does double duty by adding brightness and keeping the avocado from browning. A drizzle of good olive or avocado oil brings it all together.

    It’s also really flexible.

    How to Modify This Strawberry Avocado Salad

    • Try adding chopped nuts…almonds or pecans would be great
    • Sprinkle on some coconut flakes
    • Swap the strawberries for blueberries or raspberries
    • Add more avocado
    • Sprinkle fresh chopped herbs on top…mint or parsley pair well

    If you’re looking for protein pairing suggestions, try these:

    This Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe is the perfect take-along dish for a picnic, BBQ, or warm-weather gathering. It's delicious! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    This Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe is the perfect take-along dish for a picnic, BBQ, or warm-weather gathering. It's delicious! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 264 kcal
    Author: Steph Gaudreau

    This Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe is the perfect take-along dish for a picnic, BBQ, or warm-weather gathering. It's delicious!

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    Ingredients

    • 1 large head lettuce green leaf, romaine, etc, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
    • 16 oz strawberries hulled and sliced
    • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced red onion
    • Juice of 1-1/2 lemons
    • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
    • Pinch sea salt and black pepper to taste
    • 2 medium avocados pitted and diced
    • Optional: chopped nuts for garnish
    • Optional: fresh chopped herbs parsley or mint for garnish

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, strawberries, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    2. Toss everything to combine. Then, add the avocado and gently fold into the salad until it's combine. Do this carefully so the avocado doesn't get too squished.
    3. Garnish with optional nuts or fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    This salad can be made ahead for work. Simply leave add the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper into a small mason jar. Shake to combine, then pour over the salad when you're ready to eat.

    Nutrition Facts
    Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 264 Calories from Fat 198
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 22g 34%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Sodium 9mg 0%
    Potassium 692mg 20%
    Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 15.4%
    Vitamin C 94.2%
    Calcium 3%
    Iron 6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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