Strawberry Avocado Salad

Hello Summer!  There are so many things I love about summer it would be hard to pick my favorite.   If I did rank them, the tastes of fresh fruit in season would be in my top five.   Nothing beats a deep red sweet cherry, a mouthwatering juicy peach, or a succulent ripe plum. 

Summer may have officially started today, but for me summer started when Appleland announced they were open for strawberry picking.   I couldn’t make it there, but I was able to snag a quart of these red beauties at the farmer’s market.

I’ve been trying to eat more greens lately so I used some fresh lettuce from the greenhouse mixed with some extra microgreens for added nutrition.   I also added an avocado to provide richness and some cucumbers and slivered almonds for crunch.   I topped the salad with the star of the show, the strawberries.    I wanted the strawberries to be dominant flavor, so I only used a high quality olive oil along with some salt and pepper for seasoning.


  • ½ head leaf lettuce, chopped in bite size pieces
  • handful microgreens
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 4-5 strawberries, sliced


In a salad bowl, mix lettuce, microgreens, avocado, and cucumber.  Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.  Top with slivered almonds and strawberries.

Serves one as main meal or two as side dish.