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Red Passion Salad

red passion salad Side
Red Passion Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

The season I love the most is coming here: summer! I'm a big fan of the sun and the sea, and I tend to eat fresh salads that are perfect for hot summer days! Unlike other kids, as a little girl I loved eating salads. Now that I'm a mom, I try to pass on the same feeling to my family. I like to get creative and mix and match ingredients, like grandma taught me. Apart from vegetables, I like to throw in a few fruits to give it an extra kick of flavor, color and texture! I love strawberries, raspberries and watermelon... so here's a recipe for you and the whole family, including spinach and avocado. The red tones represent passion, and the green touch gives me strength and energy. I serve this salad with an irresistible cherry vinaigrette that will captivate your palate! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

5
oz baby spinach, fresh
1 1/2
cup fresh strawberries, diced (1-inch pieces)
1
cup whole raspberries
1 1/2
cup watermelon, diced (1 1/2-inch pieces)
1
cup avocado, diced (1-inch pieces)
3
slices toasted jamón Serrano (dry-cured Spanish ham)
1/2
cup crumbled goat cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup cherry vinaigrette

For the cherry vinaigrette:

6
tablespoons red wine vinegar
3
tablespoons honey
5
tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2
cups frozen cherries, chopped

Directions

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  • 1
    Rinse the baby spinach with fresh water and drain.
  • 2
    Rinse the strawberries with fresh water. Remove the green leaves, and dice in 1-inch pieces.
  • 3
    Rinse the raspberries.
  • 4
    Dice the watermelon into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
  • 5
    Peel the avocado and remove the seed. Chop into 1-inch cubes, and place them in a jar together with the seed so they don’t turn black.
  • 6
    Place three slices of ham in a small tray with aluminum or wax paper, and cook in the oven at 350°F for around 15 minutes. Once toasted, cut in little pieces with your hands and set aside.
  • 7
    Crumble the goat cheese with your hands or with a fork.
  • 8
    For the cherry vinaigrette: Whisk the red wine vinegar and the honey. Slowly add olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste, and the cherry pieces. Mix well. Pour in a sauce boat.
  • 9
    For the salad: Create a spinach bed in a tray, add the fruits, the ham and the goat cheese. Serve immediately. It's better if you season each individual salad serving.

Expert Tips

  • Try to buy frozen cherries (they're seedless).
  • Buy seedless watermelon to make your recipe easier.
  • Once you cut the avocado, make sure you put the pieces next to the seed. That will prevent the avocado from turning black. Remove the seed when serving.
  • Serve the salad immediately so it doesn't lose freshness. Sprinkle each individual serving with vinaigrette sauce.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • The season I love the most is coming here: summer! I'm a big fan of the sun and the sea, and I tend to eat fresh salads that are perfect for hot summer days! Unlike other kids, as a little girl I loved eating salads. Now that I'm a mom, I try to pass on the same feeling to my family. I like to get creative and mix and match ingredients, like grandma taught me. Apart from vegetables, I like to throw in a few fruits to give it an extra kick of flavor, color and texture! I love strawberries, raspberries and watermelon... so here's a recipe for you and the whole family, including spinach and avocado. The red tones represent passion, and the green touch gives me strength and energy. I serve this salad with an irresistible cherry vinaigrette that will captivate your palate!

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