Strawberry Avocado Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Walnuts #SundaySupper

by lisa on January 14, 2018 · 17 comments

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

This salad is a bowl of freshness and highlights sweet Florida strawberries. It’s perfect as a vegetarian main dish or side to your favorite dinner.

It’s been cold in NJ lately. Really, really cold. It’s the type of weather that makes you want to stay indoors and hibernate. Or go to warm weather places like Florida. Unfortunately I have no plans for a trip to Florida in the next month. So instead I’ll have to bear the cold and try to keep warm. Luckily, my grocery stores carry Florida strawberries. I have been buying them like crazy and dreaming about warm weather. This strawberry avocado salad is healthy and reminds me that eventually I will be outside basking in the warmer weather again.

The Florida strawberry peak season is from December to April. That is perfect timing because this is when I need my vitamin C the most. Florida strawberries are filled with vitamin C. Eight medium size strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. Eating strawberries is a delicious way to ward off all those winter colds.

I love that Florida strawberries are so portable. I buy several containers at the beginning of the week and have them to eat all week long. They are great healthy snacks for my family to take to school or work. I usually have a small bowl of them on my desk mid- afternoon as they are easy to snack on while I am working on my computer. I wash and remove their caps on the day I am using them. They keep much better in the refrigerator this way.

One serving of Florida strawberries contains only 45 calories. So bring on the strawberries! I did some serious indulging the whole month of December with very little gym time. Now it’s time for me to get serious with exercise and eating right. Strawberries are definitely part of my healthy eating plan. I love them as snacks, in cereal or oatmeal, layered in yogurt parfaits and especially in salads.

This strawberry avocado salad is my “go to” lunch lately. When I go to the gym late morning, I want something fresh when I get home. The sweet, juicy strawberries pair well with the earthy avocado, creamy mozzarella cheese and crunchy walnuts. The balsamic basil dressing ties everything together and brings out the extra sweetness of the strawberries. This salad is loaded with good fats and keeps me satisfied until dinner. This salad can also be served at dinner next to chicken, fish or beef.

Take a look at all the other healthy strawberry recipes below from the Sunday Supper tastemakers this week. Also, check out the Florida Strawberry website as well as all their social media channels for great tips, recipes and nutrition information.

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Strawberry Avocado Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Walnuts #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Strawberry Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
 
This salad is bursting with fresh strawberries and avocados, creamy mozzarella and crunchy walnuts. It is all tied together with a balsamic basil dressing.
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces baby greens or Mesclun salad mix
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pit removed and chopped
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • 2 cups strawberries, cored and halved or quartered
  • ⅓ cup toasted walnuts
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, water and basil until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set dressing aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, toss together greens, avocado and mozzarella balls with half the dressing. Place salad mixture in a shallow bowl or on a platter
  3. Arrange strawberries on top of salad and drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts.

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Liz January 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Mmmm….all my favorites in one salad! Time to pick up some more berries!

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Laurence January 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm

I like easy to do recipes, and this is one of it. And with strawberries too. Thanks!

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Sarah Bailey January 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm

I have to admit I wouldn’t have thought of using strawberries in a salad – what an interesting idea. I would love to give it a try myself.

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Dee Jackson January 14, 2018 at 8:21 pm

This salad looks so good. I never thought of combining strawberries in this way. This is a great recipe.

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georgia boanoro January 15, 2018 at 2:54 am

This is an awesome salad idea! I’ll definitely make it and I’ll let you know. I love avocado’s and I’m curious to know how the avocado-strawberry combo works for me

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Cindy@CindysRecipesandWritings January 15, 2018 at 5:25 am

All these classic flavors together make a great healthy salad!

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen January 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

Crunchy, creamy, sweet! You’ve nailed the perfect salad!

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candace January 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm

This salad looks like it would be the perfect, healthy lunch!

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Laura Dembowski January 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The weather in Michigan is pretty unacceptable too. I have been staying in and working hard. I need fuel like this salad!

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lavandamichelle January 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm

This salad looks so tasty. I never thought of combining strawberries in my salads.

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Caroline January 15, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Strawberries help make for such a colorful salad – looks like a tasty mix.

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David Elliott - The Single Dad's Guide to Life January 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm

This Salad does look incredibly refreshing. Something about the Strawberries and the citrus makes my mouth water. I would love to try this out. It’s too bad my daughter is not a strawberry fan.

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Tiia January 17, 2018 at 9:51 am

Love these salad recipes, tasty and healthy food! 🙂 Nice post!

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mj January 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm

I loved the ingredients you have in this salad and my husband will definitely love this too. It’ll be good to try this for dinner or lunch later. Thanks for the recipe!

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ohmummymia January 17, 2018 at 4:01 pm

I love strawberries. I’ve never eaten them with cheese or walnuts but sounds delicious

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Katie January 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Oh my – I love every ingredient in this dish! Soooo yummy! And I love the idea of the basil balsamic vinaigrette – perfection paired with strawberries!

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Mervi January 30, 2018 at 11:54 am

This looks yummy! I wish there were fresh strawberries widely and not too expensively available here around this time of the year. 🙂

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