More Strawberries? Why yes, we’d love to enjoy fresh and seasonal strawberries in all our recipes this time of year! Like this one: a salad that features two of our favorite foods – avocados and strawberries. Brightened with the zesty taste of lime and sweet with honey its sure to be a hit at your table.
Mint makes the dressing even more flavorful and you’ll need just a teaspoon for flavor – mint is strong! Not only strong in taste, but nutrition too. Mint is very helpful with digestion, nausea, and headaches. Even if you are not eating mint but just smelling it, you can reap some of the benefits to help your head and energy level. The herb is a naturally soothing substance, so it can alleviate the inflammation and temperature rise that is often associated with headaches and migraines. Mint is a natural stimulant and can help with depression and low energy levels.
Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
1 Bag Baby Spinach
3 Cups Sliced Hulled Strawberries
2 Large Haas Avocados Peeled, Pitted and Chopped
¼ Rice Vinegar
¼ Cup Lime Juice
2 TB Honey
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tsp Chopped Mint
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
2 TB Toasted Sesame Seeds
Wash and dry the spinach well. Place in the bottom of a salad bowl and top with the strawberries and avocado. In a food processor blend together the vinegar, lime juice, honey, mustard, mint and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad and top with sesame seeds.
The easiest way to toast sesame seeds is in a dry sauté pan over medium high heat. Stir often and don’t leave the pan alone – sesame seeds go from raw to burned in just seconds!