As much as I love a good recipe with tons of steps as a way to purge the mind and soul in a healthy and productive way, I am not always in the mood to do so... nor have the time to go all Dorie Greenspan during meal time.  Especially in the summer.  Whenever possible I want to be out enjoying the sunshine, exploring or it if it is too hot-- just relaxing under the fan. 
On days like this I go for easy to prepare meals and sometimes I prepare something that is so good, I cannot stop eating it.  This SUPER EASY salad is that.  Do not tell me this does not look like summer on a plate.

This is so simple that it does not even require a recipe...

Just assemble a bed of your favorite greens {I love mesclun} and drizzle some of the vinaigrette {see below}.  Then sprinkle as many sliced fresh strawberries as you want, slice a half avocado and sprinkle some feta cheese. 
For the vinaigrette just mix 1/4 cup champagned vinegar, 3/4 cups olive oil, salt and pepper.  That's it!  You can add some garlic but for this salad I prefer it without.  
I am not big about adding fruit to salads but in this one it just works.  The juiciness of the strawberry and the creaminess of the avocado works really good with the vinaigrette.  It really is super easy, delicious and so refreshing especially on a hot summer day. 


  1. YUM–this sounds delicious!

  2. What a beautiful salad!!! I don't usually care for fruit on my salads but this look delish!!

  3. That's my kind of salad. Add me some almonds on there... yes ma'am!