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By shygirl

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (16 Votes)
Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing 1 Picture
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Preparation time 10
Cooking time 10

  • SALAD:
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced (or you can double this to 2 avocados!)
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • half a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 batch poppyseed dressing (recipe below)
  • POPPYSEED DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (or any oil, such as olive oil)
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • pinch of ground dry mustard, optional
  • salt and pepper

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A delicious spinach salad with fresh strawberries, avocados, and a simple poppyseed dressing

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