Meatless Monday: Grape Tomato Strawberry Salad

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This is the perfect dish for Summer and all the ingredients you can get at your local farmer’s market (or at least in Los Angeles we can!). If you have a bbq, potluck, or holiday party planned today try this refreshing and easy salad. This recipes serves about 5 sides so if you want to make it for a large group be sure to double it.

Strawberries are the most popular berry in the world. They go great in salads and as a compliment to a savory dressing like Balsamic Vinaigrette like in this recipe.

Avocado, Strawberry & Grape Tomato Salad
Makes about 4 servings

1 head butter lettuce leaves torn or chiffonade
2 avocados, pitted and cubed
1 medium carrot, thin julienne
10 grape tomatoes, quartered
6 strawberries, ends cut off and sliced
1 cup yellow pepper, thinly sliced
Pinch of pepper and sea salt

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2-3 teaspoons maple syrup
1 clove fresh garlic sliced (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Blend dressing ingredients in a blender or whisk by hand. Toss salad ingredients together with vinaigrette right before serving.

Comment List

  • Erica Sara 03 / 06 / 2010 Reply

    I love any salad that combines fruit & veggies! I’ve never tried this combo before- sounds delicious. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Christy Morgan 03 / 06 / 2010 Reply

    Sure! Hope you enjoy it Erica <3

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