Spinach and Couscous Salad with Strawberries, Avocado & Honey-Lime Dressing is an ideal salad for the summer (don’t fret — there’s still time to make and enjoy it)! The strawberries and avocado are the wonderful “extras” in this salad, and the dressing is simply scrumptious. It’s a new favorite of mine!
I hate when I’m the last to know about something fabulous. I mean, I think I’m pretty good at staying on top of the latest and greatest if I say so myself.
And that, my friends, is why this Spinach and Couscous Salad with Strawberries, Avocado & Honey-Lime Dressing came as such a (delicious) surprise to me. A similar version of this dish showed up at a family picnic this summer.
If you’re a spinach fan, you must try my Potato, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry. It’s one of my readers’ favorite dishes (and mine, too).
My husband’s cousin brought this salad to the picnic and I could barely stop eating it. I tried to show some restraint cuz, you know how families can talk!
When I asked her if I could make it for my blog and give her credit, she looked at me like I was nuts. Like, “okay weirdo lady that my cousin married!”
Anyway, I had been thinking of this salad for about a month. It’s the perfect salad for the summer, and I now know that many others think so, too. After I did a little Googling, I saw this salad all over the place!
Another great salad that makes a nice lighter summer meal is my Spinach & Salmon Salad with Creamy Dairy-Free Herbed Dressing. You’ll definitely enjoy it.
So, folks, I can’t claim this recipe as my own, or even as my cousin’s. But maybe you’re like me and hadn’t heard of this before? Whoever came up with this, I thank you!
I’m willing to bet you’ll love the summer’s juicy strawberries and the creamy avocado tossed into the mix in this dish. The Israeli (sometimes called pearl) couscous adds heartiness to the salad and makes a nice alternative to traditional pasta salads.
My Grilled Eggplant, Cherries, and Couscous Salad is another great dish that includes Israeli couscous along with some of the season’s tasty fruit and veggies.
This salad is much lighter than a standard pasta salad, and OH EM GEE the honey-lime dressing is so tasty I could drink it!
Don’t wait for the season to end. Make Spinach and Couscous Salad with Strawberries, Avocado & Honey-Lime Dressing as soon as you can, and enjoy it as long as you can!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Serves 6
5 based on 9 review(s)
- 3 cups cooked Israeli (pearl) couscous
- 6 ounces fresh spinach
- 4 small avocados, cut into chunks
- 2-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 ounces toasted pine nuts or almonds
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- Salt and black pepper to season
- To make the dressing, combine the lime juice, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Combine the couscous, spinach, avocados, strawberries, and pine nuts in a large bowl.
- Whisk the dressing again, then pour it over the salad ingredients and toss to coat.