Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad

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This Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad is all juicy sweet fruit flavor piled over a bed of spinach and topped off with creamy avocado and basil dressing! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and perfect for spring and summer side salads. Strawberry spinach salads are great, but combining that classic with sweet mango takes this salad right over the top.

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I’m in full scale spring mode and I’m not looking back. This is in spite the fact that we’re at least 1 month away from local produce yet. And of course there’s still lingering snow around here. But luckily for us California is experiencing spring and sending all the berries our way.

In the meantime, I’m nose deep in the seed catalogs trying to figure out what we’re planting in our garden this year. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be putting in a garden. It’s been a number of years since we’ve grown any of our own produce. And I can’t wait to harvest the first leaves of spinach out of our backyard!

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This salad is inspired by a magical window in the spring produce lineup where both Champagne mangos and strawberries are briefly in season together. They make an outstanding combination. And I try to make the best of the 3-4 weeks they appear together.

After the mangos have disappeared, try subbing in some of the last blood oranges or the first of the other berries and stone fruits. There’s another magical window that happens when the last of the strawberries are still in season with the first good peaches. So definitely try that combo too.

Now let’s make this Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad step by step!

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 Tip: I love to use a tomato corer (pictured above) for hulling strawberries, it makes really short work of it, and I’ve found you lose less berry than with a paring knife!

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

Once the strawberries are hulled, thinly slice them.

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

To cut up the mango, I start by using a vegetable peeler to peel away the skin. Next I cut 1 small piece from one of the rounded ends. This creates a flat spot that helps you stand your mango up on the cutting board (see above picture).

Once the mango is standing up, I cut the fruit from off of each side of the mango pit – these are referred to as ‘mango cheeks’. Finally, I trim any extra mango from the pit, and then dice it all up!

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

From there pile all the fruit onto the bed of spinach and toss with the creamy basil dressing. Or serve the dressing alongside the salad.

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

Serve this spinach salad with:

More tasty spinach salad recipes!

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

While the Creamy Basil Dressing is seriously delicious, try swapping out the basil for cilantro sometime because it’s awesome too. I really hope you enjoy this Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad. And if you do get a chance to make this, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here! Also for more salad recipes, head on over to the recipe index.

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Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad | Get Inspired Everyday!

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad


Description

This Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad is all juicy sweet fruit flavor piled over a bed of spinach and topped off with creamy avocado and basil dressing! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and perfect for spring and summer side salads. Strawberry spinach salads are great, but combining that classic with sweet mango takes this salad right over the top.


Ingredients

Scale

8 ounces or 8 cups of baby spinach, washed

1 pound of strawberries, hulled and sliced, about 18 strawberries

2 Champagne mangos, weighing 1 pound

1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced

Creamy Basil Dressing:

1 cup of lightly packed basil leaves, weighing 1 ounce

1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 Teaspoon sea salt

1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 cup avocado oil

1 Tablespoon raw, shelled hemp seeds also called hemp hearts


Instructions

Place the baby spinach in a large serving bowl.

Peel the mangos with a vegetables peeler and cut off all the mango fruit from the pit. Dice the mango into cubes about 1/2″ x 1/2″.

Place the prepared mango, strawberries, and avocado in the serving bowl with the spinach.

Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender and secure the lid.

Blend until the dressing is emulsified and creamy with small bits of green basil still visible.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Serve immediately.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopping
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Strawberry Spinach Salad, Strawberry Mango Salad, Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad”

    • We’ve been making it often for dinner lately, it’s really good with grilled chicken and/or roasted sweet potatoes! If you’re looking for more ways to get spinach into your diet, you might like green smoothies, they’re a great way to get veggies in at breakfast time! 🙂

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