This is the most beautiful, vibrant salad you’ll ever meet, this Avocado Berry Salad also aligns with the Whole30 diet! There is such an intriguing combination of flavors and textures and you’ll want to eat it every single day.
We have had some sunny, HOT days this week here in Minnesota and I love it! Giggles have been gushing from my front yard as my boys squirt each other with cold water and run around in soaked swimsuits. I think I can safely say that we Minnesotans appreciate summer more than most. Aside from maybe Alaskans and Russians.
Why You’ll Like The Avocado Berry Salad
Almost every day for the past two weeks I have prepared myself a salad for lunch, as it seems like such a summerly thing to do. Usually my salads include lettuce, avocados, tomatoes and turkey or chicken. The other day I was plumb out of meat, so I added berries and pickles (gasp!) instead.
Whether you just love summer foods and want to enjoy them as much as possible, you like fresh fruit salads or enjoy new combinations, this Avocado Berry salad is for you! It’s meat free but you could add some rotisserie chicken but it’s satisfying all on its own too.
The dressing marries the fruits together with the veggies and you have a salad put together in just minutes!
Like artichokes and cream cheese, I could add pickles to just about anything. You won’t hurt my feelings if you pass on the pickles, although it made this salad darn tasty in my opinion. I stole that saying from my five-year-old. He says, “That carrot was darn ishy,” or “This sucker is darn yummy.”
ps. Thank you all so much for the happy, positive comments on my last post. I have LOVED reading through them! Keep ’em coming! 🙂
How To Make Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Most of the time I use my low-cal balsamic vinaigrette purchased from the grocery store, but every once in a while I like making my own dressing. It puts any salad over the top, and it really is so easy to throw together.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients – olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a little sugar and add some salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over your salad before you’re ready to serve and toss together.
Enjoy this darn delicious salad, friends!
Craving More Salads?
Best Chopped Salad – This chopped salad is packed with delicious ingredients including candied pecans, red onions, avocado, tomatoes and more!
Edamame Tomato Corn Salad – Edamame Tomato Corn Salad is my favorite salad recipe of ALL TIME. This delicious salad is a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed any time of the year. Bring this to a party and it will be devoured immediately!
Loaded Veggie Salad – This versatile Loaded Veggie Salad is EASY to make and it is packed with healthy ingredients, such as chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes and avocados. It is a delicious lunch, wrap filling, party side or even a topping for chicken!
Crunchy Bok Choy Salad – This crunchy, veggie-packed Bok Choy Salad is a great dish to bring to parties. Prepare this one just before serving. It will quickly become a salad favorite!
Avocado Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce rinsed and chopped, iceberg is fine too
- 8-10 large strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1/2 pint blueberries rinsed
- 1 avocado peeled, pitted and chopped
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup pickles chopped, (optional)
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare and chop the salad ingredients. Divide them between two large serving bowls.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salads and toss. Serve immediately!