Nutty and slightly sweet sherry vinegar is a natural partner for strawberries. This composed salad makes a cool kickoff for dinner or a nutrition-packed lunch on its own.

Susan Herr
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk honey, vinegar, mint, pepper and salt in a small bowl.

  • Divide spinach among 4 salad plates. Arrange alternating slices of avocado and cantaloupe in a fan on top of the spinach. Top each salad with strawberries, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Make Ahead Tip: The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 32.9g; dietary fiber 6.7g; sugars 24.3g; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 5728IU; vitamin c 73.5mg; folate 70mcg; calcium 82.3mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 75.3mg; potassium 504.8mg; sodium 94.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 17g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Probably the best tasting salad I've ever had! Light and refreshing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My new favorite salad This is one of my favorite new recipes. The ingredient list is a weird combination but the picture looked good so I figured I would try it. I didn't have sherry vinegar so I used red wine. Wow this was a fantastic recipe and all of the flavors compliment each other so well. My fiancee who hates avocado & sesame seeds reluctantly tried it and liked it so much he wanted me to make him a bowl. Fabulous! Can't get enough of this recipe! Pros: easy to make healthy ingredients delicious tasting filling Read More
Rating: 4 stars
sweet juicy and healthy! for someone like me who is not an avid greens eater this recipe is going to be on my go to list regularly. I changed a few things omitted avocado (I'm still working up to that my only experience is guacamole (yuck). I didn't have any sesame seeds so I substituted toasted poppy seeds. Truly satisfied my sweet tooth healthily! Pros: easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
great! Easy wonderful flavor! Whole family enjoyed it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I didn't have sherry vinegar so used sherry cooking wine instead. I also substituted 1/4c chopped walnuts for the sesame seeds. All the flavors go well with each other - the sweetness of honey/sherry dressing tartness of the strawberry nuttiness of the avocado and walnuts. Love love love! Pros: Very tasty - even those who don't like salads will love this. Read More