Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

by Jenn

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rubbermaid.  All opinions are my own.

I recently made the most amazing salad and I am super excited to share the recipe with you for National Salad Month!  I think you are going to love this Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing!

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Not only is the Berry Avocado Spinach Salad perfect for all your spring and summer gatherings because of all the beautiful colors but it also tastes outstanding.  The combination of fruits, veggies and out homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is perfect and it taste amazing.  I honestly didn’t care much for berries in my salads until I made this recipe. It’s one that all my fellow salad lovers should try for National Salad Month!

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
 

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

To make this yummy Berry Avocado Spinach Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing follow the below directions:

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing you’ll need the following ingredients:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Berry Avocado Spinach Salad you’ll ne3ed the following ingredients:
  • 8 cups raw spinach (loosely packed
  • 1 cup roman lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 – 2 avocado (seeded, peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 10 fresh strawberries (sliced in half)
  • ¼ – ½ cups raspberries
  • ¼ to ½ cup blackberries
  • 1/4 to ½ cup feta cheese
Dressing directions:
  • First combine the oil, vinegar, sugar and mix together.  Salt and pepper to taste and set aside for later.
Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette DressingSalad directions:
  • Cut fruits and veggies.
  • Arrange fruits and veggies in a large bowl.  Lightly toss, add ½ of salad dressing and toss again.  Add the rest of the salad dressing, toss again and serve.
Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Enjoy!
Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

I hope you enjoy your berry yummy Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing as much as our family does but before I let you go I wanted to let you in on a little secret of mine.  They are called FreshWorks Food Saver Containers.  Trust me you’ll love these food saver containers, there is nothing else like it out them.  Did you know that FreshWorks Food Saver Containers you can keep your fruit and veggies up to 80% longer?  I love them they are my container of choice, I’ve been using them and ONLY them for my fruits and veggies for over a year and cannot say enough good things about them.

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Did you know that Americans waste about $24 million worth of produce each year which is about $192 for each household**?  That is a lot of money we are just tossing down the drain.  Now think if your family could find a way to make produce last up to 80% longer.  How much money would you save each year?  I have to admit until I started to use FreshWorks I wasted too much produce, but with the help of FreshWorks I have cut the waste down to almost none.  I am still amazed how much longer I am able to keep my fruits and veggies.  My favorite part is that I can now keep my salad for several days longer than normal without it going bad, so it all gets eaten.  Leftover salad such a healthy, easy lunch for me because I’m home alone while the kids are in school and don’t want to cook anything.

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

These containers are excellent!  I use them for everything from green onions and lettuce to strawberries and cherries and blueberries!  I recently had lettuce in my large container and on day 7 I was still using it for my sandwich!  Pretty sweet right!

Why FreshWorks by Rubbermaid Works

So what’s the deal, why do FreshWorks by Rubbermaid containers work so well?  Well, the folks at Rubbermaid put on their thinking caps and came up with FreshVent Technology, the size, and the CrispTray!

FreshVent Technolgy:

FreshWroks FreshVent technology helps you keep produce fresh for up to 80% longer*.  See, the FreshVent lid contains an awesome and revolutionary membrane that naturally regulates the Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide flow.  This helps create an optimal environment that helps keep our produce fresh longer.  To contribute to creating the optimal environment for your produce to stay fresh.

Perfect Size:

FreshWorks Food Saver Containers are the perfect size to keep food fresher longer.

freshworks container

CrispTray

OMG, and the CrispTray!  It helps to elevate the produce away from any moisture which promotes the proper airflow.  This helps keep your food from spoiling.  Is this magic or what?  One has to love Rubbermaid for the hard work they put into their FreshWorks containers.

freshworks container

FreshWorks Comes In A Variety of Sizes

  • Large (17.3 Cups) Great for those big leafy greens
  • Medium (6.3 Cups) I found this one to be perfect for strawberries, cherries, baby carrots, etc.
  • Small (2.5 cups)

Purchase a package with all three of the FreshWorks containers for only $26.98.  Talk about an investment!  I can’t brag about the FreshWorks containers enough.  Since I started using them, several of my friends and family members have begun using them, and I am yet to hear a bad thing about them.  I totally recommend them and will continue to do so.  However, I do want to note that results are achieved when produce is transferred directly from its original packaging into FreshWorks containers without being washed, cut or slice beforehand.

Want to learn more about FreshWorks?  Head over to Rubbermaid.com and check them out for yourself.

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

FreshWorks Giveaway

One super lucky person will win their own set of FreshWorks containers.  To enter the giveaway use the below widget, good luck!

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

**Source: USDA 2014

Berry Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 5 Prep Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Berry Avocado Spinach Salad:
  • 8 cup raw spinach (loosely packed)
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 - 2 avocado (seeded, peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 10 fresh strawberries (sliced in half)
  • ¼ - ½ cups raspberries
  • ¼ to ½ cup blackberries
  • 1/4 to ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

Dressing:

First, combine the oil, vinegar, and sugar and mix them together.

Salt and pepper to taste, and set aside for later.

Berry Salad:

Cut fruits and veggies.

Arrange fruits and veggies in a large bowl.

Lightly toss, add ½ of the salad dressing, and toss again.

Add the rest of the salad dressing, toss again, and serve. Enjoy!

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16 comments

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punkin0001 July 8, 2017 - 4:39 pm

I love a good fresh garden salad. Adding the strawberries is just marvelous too!

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Lola June 14, 2017 - 4:25 am

Love the sweet salty combo

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slehan June 14, 2017 - 1:15 am

Great flavors in this.

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Carolsue June 9, 2017 - 4:46 am

This recipe looks absolutely delicious! And so colorful!
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Vickie June 8, 2017 - 11:41 am

To save money by not throwing out food

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Carolsue June 8, 2017 - 4:32 am

I want to try FreshWorks because my old, ancient Tupperware needs replacing with something modern!

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Vickie June 7, 2017 - 6:55 pm

These would definitely help me save all my berries and mushrooms..they get mushy so fast

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Vickie June 6, 2017 - 4:04 pm

Your recipe is great..I make something very similar with the additions of pickled or sugar beets, pecans ..delicious.

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Rachael Sutton June 5, 2017 - 7:45 am

The salad looks delicious and I’m not a salad eater! But I know my husband would love it and those awesome containers! Thanks for the awesome review!

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Vickie June 4, 2017 - 2:26 pm

The link above is still broke and no way to comment..so for my daily mandatory entry..posting here.
Another way I’d use is for a fresh Kepler for our deli lunch meat for lunches..no more slime!

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Jenn June 4, 2017 - 4:44 pm

I fixed it so sorry

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Vickie June 3, 2017 - 6:07 pm

Soggy mushy berries drive me crazy..go bad so quick and expensive.
Vickie..I use for that and so so much more.
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Margot C June 2, 2017 - 9:25 pm

These are brilliant, it’s almost a what took them so long kind of thing.

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Vickie June 1, 2017 - 4:21 pm

Wow..I hope I am too leave comment here..and not the linked post friends m February!
The linked recipe looks killer..oh so so good..I will make it for sure as we love mashed potatoes!
This recipe looks delicious as well.
I really would like to ve rubber maid green keepers..save food for longer..and save money too!
A win win…
And, RM is a brand I trust!
Thanks

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jujubee777 May 31, 2017 - 4:54 pm

this would be great for those salad greens

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Robin Abrams May 31, 2017 - 2:34 am

I could not find the comments box on your Twice Baked Potato Salad Recipe post. They look so good my sons would really love to try this recipe because they love black olives. It sounds like a recipe we will be trying real soon

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