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Strawberry-Avocado Salad

Photo: Jennifer Causey  Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves: 6

Sweet, acidic strawberries balance the creamy, savory taste of avocado in a springy, mixed greens salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 5 cups mixed baby lettuces
  • 3 cups quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 176
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 167 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Stir together diced strawberries, shallot, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Slightly mash with a whisk. Whisk in oil and tarragon; reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing mixture.

  2. Add lettuces and quartered strawberries to dressing mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to a platter or individual plates; top with avocado slices and pine nuts. Drizzle with reserved dressing.