My go-to summer lunch is this gluten-free strawberry avocado salad!
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This simple salad packs the sweetness of strawberries, healthy fat of avocados, and seasonings of olive oil and lemon juice. It's delicious, nutritious, and has flavors and ingredients that compliment each other well!
If you aren't a fan of having fruit in your salad, I completely understand. My husband doesn't care for fruit in salad either. But to my taste buds, I love the compliment of something salty and sweet. This salad gives me that taste pairing, which is why I love it so much. It's also a lot healthier than drinking a cider alongside a bag of potato chips...which I also love to do.
All you'll need to make this salad is:
-greens or lettuce of your choice
-olive oil (I prefer extra virgin olive oil)
-salt & pepper
If you'd like to add any additional ingredients, feel free! I sometimes add shredded carrots, sunflower seeds or pepitas, or red cabbage. You can make this salad as filling or as light as you prefer. I had it today with leftover grilled steak from dinner the night before for extra protein.
When it comes to salad dressing, I'm a firm believer that less is more. Blame it on my time in Spain, but all I need is a little oil and lemon! This gluten-free strawberry avocado salad only uses extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for dressing. It's healthy, easy, without any added weird ingredients like some bottled dressings, and packs a fresh, light flavor. If you like vinegar, feel free to add a drizzle of red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar too! (I'm not a big vinegar person, so I stay away).
Here's how to make this light summer salad!
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Gluten-Free Strawberry Avocado Salad
- 2-3 cups lettuce
- 5-6 strawberries, sliced thin
- ½ ripe avocado, diced
- Additional toppings: sliced carrots, pepitas, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, etc.
- extra virgin olive oil
- lemon juice from ¼ lemon
- sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 895Total Fat 76gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 60gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4179mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 19gSugar 10gProtein 34g
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