Spinach Summer Salad

This weekend I hit up the farmers market for the first time in a while! The market is kept inside in the winter months and moves back outside in the beginning of May. There is something so much more appealing to me about visiting the market when it is outside, especially when the weather is nice! I picked up a bag of fresh spinach with plans on using it for this weeks recipe. This isn’t much of a recipe per say, but more like a quick and easy salad that can be made in bulk for parties (hellloo graduation parties!) and big family dinners. I have been trying to get more avocado in my life, so this was my first attempt at avocado in salad.

Simple Summer Salad

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Whatcha Need: 

  • Fresh spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Ripe avocado
  • Feta cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes

How to do it: 

  • Rip up spinach and remove any woody stems
  • Add cherry tomatoes, avocado, feta & cucumbers

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For pretty much any salad, I throw together a quick balsamic salad dressing. I really really like the strong flavor of balsamic, so I generally add much more vinegar than oil. It is totally up to you on how much you would like to add. I generally do about 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, a squeeze of yellow mustard and salt & pepper. Wisk together and enjoy!