Let me be honest – I was surprised how well this combination of strawberry, avocado and goats cheese worked. Especially, because I am not the biggest fan of adding fruits to salad – unless it is ONLY fruit – and it’s for breakfast.
It was delicious!
I wanted to try something different (outside of my usual rut – especially when it comes to salads. It tends to be the neglected party in my life because I’m always more focused on the mains, and tend to stick to: cucumber, lettuce, tomato, avo, feta and pretty much everything I can find in my fridge. There’s never any plan!
But I’ve come to realize that salads are a so versatile! And the absolute BEST healthy packed lunch! When the salad becomes the main meal, YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION! Because you’ll only feel satisfied by a salad if it’s absolutely worthy of the word “awesome”.
So here I combined flavours, textures AND colours! Personally, colour is almost the most important because somehow everything tastes better when it LOOKS amazing. Below you can see how I combined the greens with that wonderful pop of red from the strawberries. Next – TEXTURE! The avocado and goats cheese add that satisfying creaminess – which is offset by the addition of crunchy chopped pecan nuts. Last but not least – the flavour!! Maybe a bit strange…but absolutely wonderful! Savoury flavours from the cheese, pecan nuts and avocado – combined with sweet flavours from the strawberries, radishes and balsamic reduction. And the radishes add a bit of a bite too 🙂 So good!
5 Reasons WHY this salad is awesome:
- High in Vitamin A & C
- No cooking necessary
- Low in calories – entire salad is 352 calories
- Satisfying because of (healthy) fats from pecan nuts, creamy goats cheese and avocado.
- High in monounsaturated fats
Strawberry,Avocado & Goats Cheese Salad Recipe
- Serves: 1
- Calories: 352
- Fat: 25.8g
- Carbohydrates: 26.6g
- Sugar: 11.5g
- Sodium: 201mg
- Fiber: 10.4g
- Protein: 10.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 6 strawberries, cut in quarters (100g)
- ½ avocado, chopped
- 1 small radish, thinly sliced
- 30g chevin goats cheese, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp pecan nuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp balsamic reduction
- Combine all the prepared ingredients.
- Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the salad at the end.