This Strawberry Avocado Salad makes a delicious addition to any spring or summer meal! Light, refreshing, nutrient dense, and so delicious! Serve as a side dish, easy lunch, or serve to a crowd.
Hi friends! Another day, another dish with my favorite things! I’m excited about this combo salad of avocados, strawberries, fresh cilantro, red onion, crunchy pine nuts, and spicy and crispy arugula. All tossed with an easy lemon vinaigrette that requires little prep time. So many super yummy textures in this salad, and a flavor combo that leaves your tastebuds wanting more!
If your spring has been anything like mine, you are constantly in the hunt for an easy salad to serve to others or maybe just to make for yourself! The other night, I was in charge of making a salad for my book group and couldn’t wait to share this with my friends. I also will use this easy dish for a side dish to grilled chicken or steak. Summer time is also my salad season, where I pretty much eat a bowl for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s so easy to whip up for quick lunch!
How to make Strawberry Avocado Salad:
Gather up the following salad ingredients:
- fresh strawberries
- red onion
- pine nuts
And for the easy lemon dressing:
- avocado oil
- lemon juice
- lemon zest
- coconut aminos (or GF Tamari Sauce)
- garlic powder
In a large bowl, assemble your salad by starting with the arugula (or spinach). Now add the strawberries, onion, cilantro, and avocado. Place the dressing ingredients in a cup with a lid or a jar and give it a shake. Pour on top and toss together! Sprinkle in the pine nuts to serve.
In case you didn’t know, 3 of my top 5 favorite foods in life are all tossed together for this bowl of yumminess. Can you guess what they are??Hint: they are all green! So I am avocado, cilantro, and arugula obsessed.
The sweet taste of strawberries is just an added bonus. I whipped up an easy lemon dressing that also contains coconut aminos (or use soy sauce) to give the salad a perfect balance of salt. The pine nuts are also a super fun addition, and in case you were wondering, any nut such as almonds or walnuts can replace the pine nuts.
Serve immediately. My only caveat, is don’t toss everything together too early. It’s best to chop up the avocado at the last minute, and dress the salad right when you’re read to serve! I’ve learned the hard way 🙂 You can easily add in a protein source like shrimp, chicken, or even steak. My Lemon Pepper Salmon would be perfect!
If you want to make ahead, assemble the salad without the avocado, and keep the dressing in a separate container until ready to serve. This will also work well if you want to make for several meals throughout the week, keep the dressing in a separate container.
Strawberry Avocado Salad
For the Salad:
- 12 oz fresh strawberries stems removed and chopped
- 1 1/2 large avocados or 2 small/medium avocados chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
- 6 cups loosely packed arugula can also use spinach
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
For the Dressing:
- 3 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1.5 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Assemble your salad. Toss together strawberries, avocado, onion, cilantro, and arugula very gently (being careful with the soft avocado).
In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients, or add to a jar and shake.
Once ready to serve, toss dressing with salad ingredients gently. Top with pine nuts and serve.