Very Berry Avocado Salad

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Sweet and refreshing, this Very Berry Avocado Salad is full of fresh fruit and ripe avocados to make a healthy summer treat! It’s easy to make and is perfect as a BBQ side or appetizer. 

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Berry Salad with Spinach and avocados

This Avocado Fruit Salad Is The Best Way To Start Off Your Week

Sweet and refreshing, this Very Berry Avocado Salad is full of fresh fruit and ripe avocados to make a healthy treat! Loaded with juicy blueberries, crisp strawberries, tangy raspberries, creamy avocado, and the poppyseed dressing makes the whole salad pop!

I had all intentions to kick this week off with a recipe for cupcakes, but as you can see, plans changed…

However, that doesn’t make this salad any less delicious… it’s just a bit healthier than a cupcake. 😃 And, every time I make it, I have to remember to share it because I’m always tempted to just stick my fork in it and give it a go. 

berries on top of spinach

This week, I also got to use my new kitchen tool, the Avocado Slicer 👊 …I eat a TON of avocados so this little gadget is really helping me. All you do is remove the pit with the pitter that’s located at the end of the slicer, and then just slide the tool along the inside of the skin to get some pretty, uniform avocado slices! 🙌 

poppy seed dressing in a jar

How to Make Berry Avocado Salad

This Berry Avocado Salad was inspired by my fave salad option at Panera. It is crisp, refreshing, sweet, and tangy, and it’s as as simple as chopping up some fruits and throwing them in a bowl. With a handful of feta cheese on top. 

  1. Place several cups of fresh baby spinach leaves OR a Salad Green Mix in a large salad bowl.
  2. Top spinach with sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, avocado, sunflower seeds, and feta cheese.
  3. Make the poppy seed dressing by combining olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, salt, and poppy seeds in a small bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined and pour over the salad.
  4. Toss gently to combine; taste for seasonings (salt and pepper), adjust, and serve. 

Berries and avocados in a salad bowl topped with feta

Berries and Avocados are a Great Combination

But, this berry-avocado thing had to happen sooner or later. I love berry season because I think I can live on berries alone, with a side of avocados. And a few Spinach Blackberry Salads. Aaaaand the Avocado Feta Salsa! Man, I’m gonna miss summer… waaaaah!

*Think Happy Thoughts!!! Fall. Pumpkins. Pies. Apples. Baking.*

Okay, I think Fall might do us just fine.

berries and avocado with feta cheese

Got berries? Got avocados? Hit print and GO!

ENJOY!

Very Berry Avocado Salad
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Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Very Berry Avocado Salad is full of fresh fruit and ripe avocados. It's so sweet and refreshing, and perfect for a healthy summer side dish to bring to BBQs!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 259 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves OR salad mix
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
For the Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Place baby spinach in a salad bowl.

  2. Top spinach with prepared strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, diced avocado, sunflower seeds, and crumbled feta.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, salt, and poppy seeds.

  4. Pour dressing over salad and gently mix it all together.

  5. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 7
NET CARBS: 9 grams
Nutrition Facts
Very Berry Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 341mg14%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2955IU59%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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* This recipe was originally published on August 19th, 2013. Updated with new photos on January 14th, 2020.

79 Responses
  1. Michele P

    I didn’t do much, going back to work on the 3rd so I got my daughter ready for school and organized the house a bit before I head back to work.

  2. kesha

    I spent some time with my daughter this weekend. We had a great time together. I got in some much needed yoga and had coffee with a friend!

  3. Kim - Liv Life

    Oh my goodness!! I love everything about this salad. The avocado and berries are a perfect match, and the lime brings it all together!! LOVE!!

  4. michelle brunello

    Last Sunday My husband and I went food shopping at about four different stores. It was nice that he went with me on his only day off He’s a good guy.

  5. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    This salad looks amazing! This past weekend we were visiting family in Utah. Did some hiking, took a tour of some caves, but mostly ate, ate, ate! I consumed more brownies and ice cream than any normal person should in a month. Whoops.

  6. Justin

    This past weekend I went to a wedding which was great. Also it was the first wedding I was ever at that never had an entree, just multiple hors d’oeuvre courses.

  7. Teresa

    This weekend I played disc golf with my husband, ran America’s Finest City half marathon to complete my Triple Crown and baked some delicious white chocolate macadamia nut blondies!
    This recipe looks great! I love avo!

  8. Dorothy Teel

    This weekend I went out to eat with my hubby at a local casino, food was good machines were as usual bad and I remembered why I had not been in a real long time. LOL, but it was good to get away and I only lost $20.00 so I really did not do bad, would of wasted that much going to a movie..LOL.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Sounds like you had an awesome weeked! Spending $20 at a casino is the way to go! They feed you, entertain you and give you drinks! 🙂 Going to the movies is a lot more expensive. 🙂

  9. Emily @ Life on Food

    This weekend I walked along the coast, made an amazing coleslaw and drank lots of wine. I think it was a pretty good weekend.

  10. Ramona

    Love the recipe. 🙂 Don’t count me in for the drawing… you know I got hooked up already since I’m doing it too. 🙂

  11. Priscilla | ShesCookin

    Hi Kate! Love avocados and berries and a healthy beautiful dish that can be put together in 5 minutes 🙂 I went to the horse races and actually doubled my $20 on the one race I bet on – hooray!

  12. mjskit

    I lost a week this month as well. UGH! This is a great salad to start the week off with. Love the combination of berries and avocado!

  13. Marie

    My husband and I drove up north to visit my family and especially to spend time with my grandma. We had a great time and it was surprisingly relaxing for having so much family around (you know how it goes…).

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great! Nothing beats spending time with family, especially Grandmas!! Glad to know that you enjoyed it. 🙂

  14. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Kate, I have given up having an “editorial calendar” for my blog whilst writing a gluten-free and grain-free cookbook. (I’ve tried and it just ain’t happenin’! Plus, life gets in the way. Don’t know how you do it…with kids yet! Mom must be helping with the girls, no?) Fabulous salad recipe…I just adore avos with any kind of berry!

  15. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    This likes a great and refreshing salad! Perfect for a quick lunch! I went to my daughters open house at her middle school on Saturday and went to church on Sunday!

  16. Micky

    I actually attempted baking my first babka – it was pretty hard and I messed up activating the yeast properly. But it still tasted ok (husband approved).

  17. Janet T

    What a gorgeous salad. I made a healthy black eyed pea salad filled with veggies over the week-end that I will have for lunch all week. I went to a cherry orchard and picked 20 pounds of cherries then spent time in the garden.

  18. Cindy Brickley

    My brother in law passed away on Friday and I spent the day with my sister on Saturday. On Sunday I drove my son to his new apartment out of town.

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