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Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

Gorgeous Strawberry Avocado Salad packed with heart-healthy fats, creamy goat cheese, toasted almonds and a light citrus poppyseed dressing. Like Panera's salad -- but so much better!
Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian
Keyword strawberry avocado salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 213 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the dressing:
  • Juice from 1 large orange
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppyseed
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the salad:
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 (5 oz) package Dole Organic Spring Mix Salad
  • 1 heaping cup quartered strawberries
  • 1 large peeled orange, cut into segments
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced or diced

Instructions

  1. First make the dressing: Add the orange juice, oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, dijon mustard, poppyseed and salt to a medium bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Add sliced almonds to a skillet or pan and place over medium heat. Toast almonds for 5-7 minutes or until almonds become golden and fragrant. Be sure to stir every minute or so to ensure that almonds do not burn. Once they are finished toasting, immediately remove almonds from the pan and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add spring mix, quartered strawberries and orange segments. Then pour dressing over and toss to combine. Top salad with goat cheese crumbles, avocado and toasted almonds. Serve with protein of choice, or as a side salad.
  4. Enjoy! Serves 2-4 depending on how hungry you are. Nutrition info is for 4 servings.
  5. I recommend adding salmon or grilled chicken to this salad to boost the protein for a full meal.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad with Citrus Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (from 4))
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.6g24%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Carbohydrates 15.1g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8.6g10%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.