Saturday, April 20, 2013

Strawberry, Avocado, Spinach Salad - A Wistful Summer Dish

I'm calling this my wistful summer salad because I really can't wait for the warmer season to come.  Although we've been getting little whispers of spring here and there, I'm ready for the real thing.

Strawberries and avocado make me think of my favorite season, and I was inspired to create my take on this beautiful salad that I originally saw on
Pinterest by way of Farmgirl Gourmet.  She in turn got it from Lauren's Latest blog who found the recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod blog.  And so the story goes...

While I didn't use kale as my base, since I already had it this week, I replaced it with fresh baby spinach and also added tomatoes, which go so well with avocado.  Switching up the dressing from Lauren's creamy poppyseed to a mixture of tzatziki and vinegar, also worked out really well.  And in case you're wondering, those delicious, well done pieces of cured meat are Spanish chorizo that I got from Despana Foods.  It was a tasty way to go and provided good wishful thinking to welcome summer.  Well almost...

Strawberry Avocado salad recipe as seen on Lauren's Latest blog

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