Strawberry Avocado with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad

May 19, 2023

Introducing my exquisite Strawberry Avocado with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad! This salad is a perfect choice for a light lunch or a refreshing side dish for a summer gathering. The sweetness of strawberries complements the creamy richness of avocado, while the walnuts and blue cheese add a satisfying savory element. The dressing brings everything together with a touch of tang and sweetness.

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Salad Love Affair

Let’s talk about salads, shall we? They’re seriously underrated! So many toppings, so many possibilities, and the best part? Minimal cooking is required! They’re the perfect canvas to add a hint of Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, or any flavor you fancy. Crisp, refreshing, and oh-so-versatile, salads are here to jazz up your meals and bring a burst of deliciousness to your day.

Here’s a salad that stands out for its flavor, texture, and color balance—a true centerpiece for your table. I’m sharing a recipe just for one, perfect as a wholesome meal. Hosting more? Just double or triple the ingredients, and you’re set to impress!

What You Will Need:

  1. Mix of spring mix lettuce and watercress
  2. Quinoa
  3. Avocado
  4. Strawberries
  5. Cucumbers
  6. Blue Cheese
  7. Walnuts
  8. Basil leaves
  9. Balsamic vinegar
  10. Olive oil
  11. Garlic
  12. Salt

A Nutrient Powerhouse: Strawberry Avocado Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Not only is this salad bursting with taste, but it’s also packed with nutritional benefits.

  1. Watercress – This vibrant green is incredibly nutritious, packed with vitamins A, C, and K. It is also rich in antioxidants and minerals like calcium and iron.
  2. Strawberries – These sweet berries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C.
  3. Avocados – This buttery popular fruit provides healthy fats and fiber.
  4. Walnuts – The crunchy star of this recipe offers heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
  5. Blue cheese – The creaminess that adds a punch of calcium and protein.
  6. Quinoa – This versatile grain provides a good dose of protein

By incorporating these ingredients, your salad becomes a wholesome and well-rounded meal. Each bite offers a delightful combination of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats, fiber, and essential nutrients. It’s a delicious way to enjoy a nourishing and satisfying dish.

Explore Refreshing Salads: Try my Summer Harvest Salad with a Cherry Balsamic Dressing and Get Inspired!

Strawberry Avocado with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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If you have cooked quinoa on hand, there is no cooking involved in this recipe.


  • 2 cups spring mix

  • 1 cup watercress

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/2 avocado (80 grams) sliced

  • 1 small Japanese cucumber thinly sliced

  • 6 medium sliced strawberries

  • 2 whole walnuts

  • 20 grams Blue Cheese

  • 5 large Basil leaves thinly sliced

  • Balsamic Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 garlic clove crushed

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons water


  • Assemble the salad as the picture above.
  • Start with a base of spring mix and watercress
  • Arrange the avocados, the cucumbers and the strawberries
  • Add the walnuts, blue cheese and basil leaves.
  • For the dressing, mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the salad with the dressing.


  • It’s important to note that this salad is best assembled just before serving to maintain its freshness and optimal texture.
  • Avocado tends to turn brown when exposed to air. To prevent this, it’s advisable to slice and add the avocado to the salad just before serving. If you need to prepare the salad in advance, you can minimize browning by tossing the avocado slices in a little lemon or lime juice, as the acidity helps slow down the oxidation process
  • To avoid making the salad leaves mushy, it’s recommended to add the dressing right before serving or serve it on the side.

We provide the information accompanying this recipe for your general knowledge only. We’ve thoroughly tested the recipe to ensure accuracy in measurements and instructions. However, individual results may vary due to the variability in ingredient types, cooking equipment, and preparation methods. You should not treat the nutritional information as dietary or medical advice. It is best to consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional for specific health or nutritional concerns. We accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations of the information we provide. When using this recipe, please remember that cooking is both an art and a science, and we encourage you to trust your judgment and enjoy the culinary journey.

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