Monday, August 1, 2011

Blueberry & Avocado Spinach Salad


Happy Monday guys!  Anybody do anything exciting?

Again, we were pretty lazy.  Andy had to go into work yesterday night for some end of the month reports, so I sat around the house catching up on some Netflix action.

It's also August!  Boy has this year flown by!

I thought I'd start the week with something light.  I usually take my lunch to work 99.9% of the time, and this is just a glimpse of the sort of thing I take with me!

Ingredients:



1 Avocado, cubed
1/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
a few slices of ham, chopped
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup spinach
juice from 1 lime

I'm one of those weird people that prefers their salad undressed most of the time.  And plus, the avocado is creamy enough that it adds a faux dressing feel.

Combine avocado, tomatoes, ham, blueberries, and spinach in a large bowl.  Toss until mixed well. 

Squeeze lime juice over salad and toss again. 

Dig in!


Quick and easy lunch any day of the week!

Do you bring your lunch to work?  What sort of things do you take with you?



Well, I'm off to get some cleaning done around the house - since I let myself be lazy all day yesterday!  Have a great start to the week guys!

31 comments:

  1. I seriously LOVE salads like this! So perfect for summer, and so fresh!

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  2. yummy combination for a beautiful salad

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  3. We had a long weekend here, it's public holiday today.
    Your salad looks great, quick and easy.

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  4. This would be a great lunch for me! I love the addition of blueberries:-)

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  5. After eating not so healthy for a couple days I begin to crave salads. This is one I'd love to try. Perfect for summer and to pack for lunch for work. Yummy!

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  6. can i suggest a few toasted almonds?? We eat this very salad (plus home made dressing) at least 3X a week. Only with almonds - hello calcium and protein! they play very well with avocado. Oh, and we also sub a few slices of raw onion in exchange for the ham. So okay, we don't make this VERY salad - but we like spinach salad just like you! Small world. haha...

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  7. mmm! looks great- love how fresh this looks...

    also, i am loving the new blog layout- those photos are precious!

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  8. Sounds like a really tasty and wonderful flavored salad, beautiful to look at.

    I had a wonderful homemade Dinner with MOM and also found a new awesome Mexican Joint with wonderful food so I was happy.

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  9. Love spinach salad and this one sounds great; Your new header is terrific. Did you find a new name for your blog yet?
    Rita

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  10. What a lovely summer salad, love avocado in salads.

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  11. Peggy, love your salad...so simple and yet full of flavor. I always like some fresh fruit in my salad.
    Hope you have a fantastic week ahead :-)

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  12. My kind of salad right here! I love adding berries to spinach salads. And avocado? Yes, please, I've been practically living on the stuff!

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  13. An interesting idea to add blueberries into savoury salads.

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  14. Looks great...I don't take many salads to work...I usually stick with wraps.

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  15. That looks absolutely AMAZING! Lazy doesn't equal yucky. For you - it equals delicious!

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  16. This looks so yummy! I love avocado in anything... and with the berries in there, it sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!

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  17. Thats one refreshing box. Perfect for lunch...

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  18. I love the new look of the blog! Pretty cute photos! The one of you and the fiance isn't bad either! Har har... The salad looks pretty delicious, I wish I found food that good looking in my lunch Tupperware!

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  19. I love eating spinach salad but have never tried them with blueberries. Maybe this time around, I'll try this recipe. It looks interesting.

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  20. I almost always bring lunch to work and I try to keep it light and healthy. A salad like yours, rice with vegetables or legumes. We had a really nice week end in the mountains.

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  21. All your recipes with blueberries are so tempting, just that its so difficult for me to find over where I am.

    Salads are one of those that I will crave to the max, like the beautiful green striking contrast of colors with the rest added inside.

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  22. Oh wow on the bl-w photos above. Work got in the way and I could not visit the blogs for a while! I missed the redesign! Love the silly pictures:)

    I take my lunch to work most of the time. Whatever is leftover so I try to cook more than we can eat at nights:)

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  23. I love eating meals like this for lunch! Super healthy and super delicious...plus it means I can have an extra cupcake :P

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  24. This is my type of summer salad...fresh and light!

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  25. So simple and delicious! I love blueberries in my salad, yummy! :)

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  26. Taking lunch to work is such a great idea. And this looks so seasonal and amazingly fresh and yummy.

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  27. I always bring my lunch to work. I usually bring soup and heat it up in the microwave. That and lots and lots of fruit.

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  28. This would totally be something I would eat for lunch at work...

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