Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad made with fresh spinach, sliced sweet strawberries, creamy avocado, crunchy walnuts, topped with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned to taste. It’s so yummy and perfect for a nutritious and beautiful lunch or side salad! This post is sponsored by OXO and California Olive Ranch, but my love for their amazing salad tools and extra virgin olive oil is completely my own!
Guys, spring is just around the corner!! Can you believe it? Bring on all the spring flavors and recipes!
I could not be more ready for warmer days filled with sunshine and being outdoors. And with the warmer weather comes one of my new favorite things: springtime salads! I mean, I’m loving my chili and soup recipes (trust me, I’m obsessed with this Veggie-Loaded Slow Cooker Turkey Chili!), but I’m ready for something different.
Now, if you’ve visited Jar Of Lemons before, then you know that salads in particular have always been a challenge for me. Why? Well, you have to wash a bunch of things, and I’m not a fan of that. Then you have to chop stuff up, and then find a dressing that isn’t loaded with a million calories and preservatives (or make one). And here’s the thing: I typically don’t like to spend a lot of time and effort on a healthy meal (especially lunch).
Since I started Jar Of Lemons, it’s been my mission to create salad recipes that are actually good. Like, comfort food good. Like I’ve been eating junk food my entire life and I can’t believe I’m loving this healthy salad right now. THAT good. But the reality is that if I want my salads to be incredibly yummy and easy to make, then I need the right combination of tools and ingredients.
Today, I’m here to tell you that this delicious Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad is THAT good, y’all!
How to make this Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad:
- Wash and dry the spinach using the OXO Salad Spinner
- Slice the strawberries and avocado
- Add walnuts
- Drizzle California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil over the salad
- Top with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
The right tools for the perfect spinach salad
As I mentioned before, the right tools and ingredients are essential for taking your salads to the next level! I used OXO tools to make my salad making experience a smoother process, and I cannot recommend them enough. The OXO Salad Spinner is AMAZING! You can wash the lettuce, spin it dry, and make/keep your salad all in the same bowl. The clear bowl and collapsable lid make it perfect for keeping it in the bowl and for storage! I absolutely love it.
The OXO Salad Dressing Shaker is also incredible. It’s so easy to use! In this case, I poured my extra virgin olive oil in it and then added my squeeze of lemon juice. The shaker mixes it together and then it’s ready to go! This tool is also perfect for storing dressing in the refrigerator or pantry. I also used OXO cutting boards, knives, and the Strawberry Huller (best invention EVER) for this salad. If you don’t have a strawberry huller, it is life changing, y’all. SO necessary! OXO tools are amazing for making the healthy eating process easier and simpler!
As far as ingredients go, I’m completely obsessed with California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil! It’s so smooth, has a balanced flavor, and is perfect for this avocado strawberry spinach salad. There’s also a Rich and Robust flavor that is full-bodied with a peppery flavor. GUYS. It’s so amazing! My new go-to for healthy salads and cooking!
Tips for making this avocado strawberry spinach salad:
- Add crumbled feta or goat cheese to this salad – SO yummy!
- Top with dried basil, oregano, or parsley for extra flavor.
- Play around with adding different flavors and toppings to make it your own!
This Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad is so easy to make and delicious!
I just know you’re going to love this healthy salad! Make a big batch of it and keep it for 2-3 days in the refrigerator (adding in the avocado when you’re ready to serve). Perfect as an easy springtime lunch or side salad!
More healthy salads you’ll love:
- Healthy Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
- Poached Egg & Avocado Breakfast Salad
- Chili Mango Zesty Quinoa Salad
Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad
- 8 cups spinach (or more, if desired)
- 3 cups strawberries
- 2 avocados (medium)
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- lemon juice squeeze (optional)
- Wash and spin the spinach until dry.
- Chop the spinach (if desired), strawberries, and avocados.
- Toss the spinach, strawberries, avocados, and walnuts together.
- Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and top with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!