Strawberry, Spinach, Avocado, & Citrus Salad
 
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This salad is colorful, sweet, and a perfect balance of flavors and textures. The ginger & orange dressing is also very good as a marinade for chicken and pork!
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Serves:: 6
Ingredients:
  • Salad:
  • 1 pint strawberries, cored and cut into quarters
  • 2 clementines, peeled and broken into segments
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ cup toasted pecan halves
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • ⅓ C. olive oil
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • ½ tsp. poppy seeds
Directions:
  1. Wash and prepare all salad ingredients and combine in a large bowl. (If not serving right away, wait to cut avocado right before serving.)
  2. For dressing, place garlic and ginger in a mini food processor and pulse til both are finely minced. Then add all remaining dressing ingredients and pulse until emulsified. (Dressing can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator, if desired.)
  3. Just prior to serving, toss salad together with about half the dressing (to start) and add more if needed.
  4. Enjoy!
Recipe by Pretty Hungry at http://prettyhungryblog.com/2014/04/21/salad-holycow/