During the spring and summer months I love eating salads. I try to mix up the ingredients so I don’t get bored with the same old salad every day. One of my new favorite salads is this spinach salad with mango, avocado, jicama, and pepitas.
This salad is very refreshing and fun for spring and summer. The mango adds a burst of bright color and a sweet juicy flavor while the avocado chunks add a nice creamy texture. The jicama and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give the salad a nice crunch. I like to finish the salad off with a couple of squeezes of fresh lime juice. If you want a little more flavor, feel free to use your favorite dressing. A cilantro lime dressing goes nicely with this salad.
Summer Spinach Salad Recipe
4 cups fresh spinach
1 cup chopped mango
1 cup chopped avocado
1 cup chopped jicama
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
Juice of 2 fresh limes or dressing of your choice
1. In a medium bowl add spinach, mango, avocado, jicama, and pepitas. Toss.
2. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the salad or drizzle with your favorite dressing. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
It’s ready to serve! Enjoy this fresh salad all summer long!
Makes 4 side salads
More Salad Recipes:
Easy Italian Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing – This pasta salad is just perfect for parties, barbecues or quick mid week meals. It is so easy to make, appeals to children and adults alike, and can be the perfect solution for picnics, as it packs perfectly in containers.
Arugula Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette – This salad is healthy but the bacon vinaigrette gives it that extra something without feeling totally guilty about what you are eating.
Grilled Peach Salad – Make this Grilled Peach Salad before peach season is over! It’s a great way to enjoy summer peaches!