Side | Snack

Strawberry Avocado Salad

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 0 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 436


  • 36g


  • 23g


  • 10g




  • 6 Cups Baby Spinach, wash before using
  • 2 Cups Strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 4 Oz Pasteurized Crumbled Cheese (feta, gorgonzola, blue cheese)
  • ¼ Cup Roasted Slivered Almonds
  • ½ Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Pasteurized Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • Pinch of Dry Ground Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • DDairy:

    Replace cheese with a non-dairy cheese or omit cheese.

  • NNuts:

    Replace almonds with roasted sunflower seeds.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Prepare Ice Bath In a small bowl, add water and ice to create an ice bath. Add the red onion slices to the ice bath to remove the bite of the onion. Remove onion after approximately 5 minutes.

  • 3.

    Toss Salad Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.

  • 4.

    Whisk Dressing & Serve In the other small bowl, whisk together the poppy seed dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad. Serve immediately and enjoy.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse. It’s packed with antioxidants to help reduce inflammation. It also contains nutrients and vitamins that may help lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


Fruits, like strawberries, are generally more accepted in patients experiencing taste challenges. Strawberries also contain high amounts of vitamin C to help protect the immune system.


Avocados are both a fruit and a fat, and contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help keep your body working it’s best.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidants and monounsaturated fats important to lowering inflammation in the body and reducing the risk of heart disease.

Fatigue Buster

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this dish.

  • Pre-sliced Produce

    Use pre-sliced onions or berries found in the produce section. Be sure to check the expiration date and wash items before eating.

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