A light and refreshing, fresh berry and avocado salad tossed together with spinach, fresh mozzarella cheese balls, and a basil balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Serve as an appetizer, side dish or main meal.
It’s heating up outside and now is the time I find myself making more salad to satisfy my hunger. When it comes to summer salads, I want a big bowl of fresh vegetables and juicy fruit. What I love most is a delicious combination of sweet flavors with a little citrus and a lot of satisfying crunchy vegetables. Add some salted cheese and that is the winning flavor combination.
Because it’s already near triple digits here, I like to do my grocery shopping at most once a week and sometimes, every 10 days. Being a food blogger, I like to have a lot of extra produce around for recipe inspiration. But just like everyone else, I make salads for lunch, dinner and pretty much for everyday summer occasions.
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Perhaps the best part of this season is all the fresh produce in the grocery store and at food markets. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is having plenty of produce on hand to incorporate with meals. It’s hard to walk into a store and not stock up on a buy-one-get-one fruit sale. In the past, half of the food would go to waste because it couldn’t be finished before spoiling.
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After nearly 6 days, these raspberries are as fresh as day one above. While fruit truly does stay fresh longer, it allows me to easily incorporate it into more salad options and smoothies for healthier living. Because it doesn’t spoil as quickly, I find myself reaching for fruit and vegetables more often.
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With summer just weeks away, I’ve already been seeing juicy fruit pop up everywhere. I can never have enough fruit and vegetables this time of year. It’s incredibly refreshing to eat on a hot summer day.
What are some of your go to summer salads to living a more convenient healthy lifestyle?
Strawberry Avocado Mozzarella Salad
- 5 oz fresh spinach
- 1 + 1/4 cup diced avocado
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 8 oz mozzarella balls
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- pinch of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon basil
- Wash spinach, strawberries, raspberries and avocado. Slice, peel and remove pit from avocado then dice. Slice strawberries.
- In a large bowl, combine spinach and diced avocado.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar then pour into spinach bowl and toss together.
- Add sliced strawberries and raspberries.
- In a medium bowl, toss together mozzarella balls with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and basil then add to salad bowl. Toss everything well to coat.
Nutritional information is only an estimate and it’s accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.
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This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ and Socialstars™ as part of a #Freshworks sponsored series; all opinions are my own.