Spinach Sweet Berry Salad

 Spinach Avocado Strawberry Salad

Delish!

This Spinach Sweet Berry Salad combines all things good!

Baby spinach tossed with freshly sliced strawberries, oranges, blueberries, avocado, green onions, creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecan nuts. Drizzle with your favorite dressing (delicious with honey-mustard or orange-black pepper vinaigrette). Serve with two slices hearty raisin nut bread.

Get an instant antioxidant boost from the two kinds of berries, plus the heart-healthy omegas in avocado and iron-laden spinach. Healthy yummy – happy tummy!

Spinach Sweet Berry Salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Fresh Baby Spinach (6 cups)
  2. 1 Avocado
  3. 2 Green Onions
  4. 1 Navel Orange
  5. Strawberries (1 cup)
  6. Blueberries (1/2 cup)
  7. Crumbled Creamy Goat Cheese
  8. Pecan nuts
  9. Favorite dressing (e.g. honey/mustard or orange/black pepper vinaigrette)
Instructions
  1. Hull & quarter the strawberries.
  2. Chop the green onions into small rings.
  3. Peel and segment the navel orange.
  4. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, scoop out the centers using a spoon and slice the avocado. (Tip: sprinkle it with some lemon juice to prevent it from loosing it's color).
  5. Toss all ingredients together with your desired dressing. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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6 Ways To Serve Caprese

6 ways to serve Caprese

Buon Appetito!

In prospect that I’m going to spend my summer holidays in Italy, I’ve got inspired by Caprese salad, or Insalata Caprese. The famous Italian salad made of fresh sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Insalata Caprese is sometimes called insalata tricolore, referring to the three colors of the Italian flag: the red, white and green. Six fun variations of this classic summer salad:

 

1. Classic Insalata Caprese
Classic Insalata Caprese

The original Insalata Caprese is a very simple yummy salad. Combine fresh sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Try to get your ingredients as fresh as possible.

 

2. Caprese Sandwich
Caprese Sandwich

Pick your favorite Italian bread (for example ciabatta or forcaccia). Slice and spread with a tablespoon of pesto. (To make pesto: Roast 1 tablespoon pine nuts, combine with 1 peeled garlic clove in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add a handful of basil leaves and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.) Add sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and garnish with a few basil leaves. If preferred you can also toast or grill your sandwich to make a panini.

 

3. Sweet Caprese Peach Salad
Caprese Peach Salad

Make a lovely sweet summer salad from fresh sliced peaches, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, sprinkle over basil reduction. To make basil reduction: Pour 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Cook it for 5-15 minutes, or until reduced to a thicker glaze. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.

 

4. Caprese Wrap Rolls
Caprese Wraps

A great party snack! Spread a wrap with a tablespoon of pesto. (To make pesto: Start by roasting 1 tablespoon of pine nuts. Combine the roasted pine nuts and 1 peeled garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add a handful of basil leaves and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.) Add sliced fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Roll, cut into bitesize portions and serve!

 

5. Caprese Zucchini Noodles
Caprese Zucchini Noodles

A quick & easy lunch or dinner, that looks stunning on the plate. Turn your zucchini into noodles and toss with cheerful cherry tomatoes, little mozzarella’s and a fresh basil pesto. Check out the recipe here.

 

6. Caprese Salad Skewers
Caprese Skewers

These elegant and cute caprese salad skewers are a lovely party snack or side dish at a dinner party! Add a cherry tomato, basil leave and mini-mozzarella on a skewer. Serve with basil reduction. To make basil reduction: Pour 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Cook it for 5-15 minutes, or until reduced to a thicker glaze. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.