Spinach, Avocado, and Summer Berry Salad

Spinach, Avocado, and Summer Berry Salad
Source: Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Photography by Jessica Dean; Food Styling by Annie Whyte; Art Direction by Haleigh Eason.

This superfood salad is packed with antioxidants and bright, summery flavors. Pair it with a grilled chicken dish, like these Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas, or fish, like this Grilled Salmon with Mango and Tomato Salsa.

Looking for an easier way to make salad dressing? Add all of the dressing ingredients to a jar with a lid. Screw the lid on tightly and shake well until everything is combined. If you're making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the dressing until right before serving.

Find this recipe and more in The Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here

This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine


  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 90

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 30mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 350mg
  • Phosphorus 40mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fat, 1/2 Fruit



  • fresh baby spinach
    10 oz
  • diced or sliced strawberries
    1 cup
  • blueberries
    1/2 cup
  • avocado (diced)
  • finely diced or sliced red onion
    1/3 cup
  • olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • white balsamic or champagne vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • honey
    1 tsp
  • lime (juiced)
    1/2 large
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp


  1. Place the spinach, strawberries, blueberries, avocado, and onion in a large salad bowl.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, lime juice, garlic, and black pepper.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to evenly coat.