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California Avocado Spinach Salad

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California Avocado Spinach Salad



Serves: 12

3 lbs. fresh spinach, washed and dried thoroughly
5 California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed
2 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
1 cup ripe olives, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups Mandarin oranges
As needed Spinach salad dressing (recipe follows)
As needed Spinach Salad Dressing (2 cups)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dry leaf tarragon, crushed
1 tsp. teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2 cups vegetable oil
As needed Salt and pepper to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Tear spinach into bite size pieces and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. In medium bowl, generously drizzle lime juice over avocado cubes before tossing in salad to prevent browning and to enhance flavor.
  3. Add avocados, olives, onions and oranges to mixing bowl and toss together with salad dressing. 
  4. Dressing Preparation
  5. In small saucepan, bring vinegar and tarragon to a boil. Cool.
  6. Blend mustard and vinegar mixture in deep bowl. Stir well.
  7. Gradually add oil, beating until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


(10 Ratings)