Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad

by Marla on April 23, 2014 · 30 comments

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This salad is life changing. In this Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad fresh flavors come together in each & every bite.

Lately I’ve been back to craving somewhat lighter foods ~ lots of salads all the time. After all, it’s almost time to run around in a bikini right?!

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This salad is inspired by one of my all time favorites at The Osprey hotel in Beaver Creek. This is my riff on the fabulous chef David Burton Sanchez’s recipe.

David was not such a fan of me tossing a handful of capers into this, but I love ‘em and went for it anyway. You my friends, can make the choice whether or not to use them in your salad. Completely optional.

Chef uses a gorgeous Champagne Vinaigrette in his salad.

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I used my Lemon Honey Dressing. Adding a somewhat sweet, citrusy dressing balances the flavors perfectly. He uses goat cheese, in mine is asiago. Get creative folks!

You can also throw in some candied pecans, as they do at the hotel.

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This salad is light and refreshing, yet very satisfying.

Perfect for any time of the year. Not just spring.

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Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Serve with a light, fruity wine or Rosé (my new favorite!)

Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I enjoyed this often for lunch on my ski breaks. But you can also whip this up for warm weather picnics & BBQ’s.

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The strawberries make it perfect for outdoor celebrations or simple meals at home.

Looking for extra protein? Well go ahead and add some grilled chicken to this.

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Enjoy!

Strawberry, Avocado & Asiago Spring Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce, cleaned & finely chopped
  • 16 ounces fresh Strawberries, rinsed & chopped
  • 6 ounces Asiago Cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes (feel free to experiment with your favorite cheese!)
  • 3 Avocados, diced & dip in lemon juice
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup small Capers
  • Lemon Honey Salad Dressing
  • Additions
  • Candied Pecans
  • Dried Cranberries

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Gently toss with Lemon Honey Salad Dressing
  • Notes
  • Alternatively you can use Bibb Lettuce which is gorgeous in this salad.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2014/04/23/strawberry-avocado-asiago-spring-salad-recipe/

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa April 23, 2014 at 7:58 am

So colorful and fresh! A wonderful spring salad.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} April 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

“This salad is life changing.” That sounds like a challenge to me. Going to have to find out if it is, indeed, life changing! :) Gorgeous salad and photos!

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3 Marla April 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

Ha! Oh my. Hope when you try it you think the same…eeek! The pressure ;)

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4 Heather Christo April 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

I love salads like this- and I do appreciate that rose season is coming on :)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

Such a pretty salad, pinned!

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6 Marla April 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

Thanks so much Laura!!!

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7 Kevin @ Closet Cooking April 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

What a gorgeous salad! I love combining strawberries and avocado in salads!

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8 Marla April 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

It really is such a wonderful combo :)

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9 naomi April 23, 2014 at 9:45 am

So lovely and colorful. Perfect for spring!

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10 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

Such a gorgeous recipe Marla! And has everything I love on a salad :)

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11 Marla April 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

Yay! So happy to hear that, hopefully you can try it soon :)

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12 Maria April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

Perfect salad for spring! So pretty!

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13 Marla April 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

Thanks so much Maria!

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14 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Gorgeous spring salad, Marla! I just adore strawberries and avos together. The asiago and red onion just tie it all together. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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15 Meredith April 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Such an ideal lunch and so beautiful!

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16 Makayla April 23, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Looks so yummy! Salads are my favorite food to create new delicious meals with! So many combinations!
I’d appreciate if you’d take a look at my blog! I just did a post on “The Truth About Perfection”

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17 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Gorgeous! Love the salad and wine together! Pinned!

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18 Tieghan April 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm

So colorful!! Perfect for Spring!

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19 Ami@naivecookcooks April 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Love your photography! All these colors make me want to eat this salad NOW!

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20 Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures April 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

What a bright and colorful salad! Looks delicious!

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21 bev @ bevcooks April 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

GORGEOUS salad, Marla. I’m suitin’ up.

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22 Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron April 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

This salad looks & sounds phenomenal! I am curious what a ‘champagne vinaigrette’ tastes like… Beautiful photos :)

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23 Marla April 25, 2014 at 8:14 am

Thank you Denise! I’ll post a recipe for Champagne Vinaigrette soon, it is delicious.

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24 Micheline @TheMiniatureMoose.com April 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm

So beautiful! I love the colors, and any salad with avocado. I can’t wait til it’s strawberry picking season here in Ohio!

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25 Marla April 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Thank you! LOVE picking strawberries…we have mini wild ones here in Telluride…little gems!

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26 Julie @ Table for Two April 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

So colorful and fresh! Full of spring flavors!!

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27 Marla April 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Julie & welcome home!

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