Strawberry Avocado Gorgonzola Salad


Strawberry Avocado Gorgonzola Salad

I have to confess, I've been gorging myself on some pretty indulgent food lately. Sometimes you just need a plate (or two) of some good homemade comfort food.

But when your pants start getting a teeeny bit snug, it's a sign that maybe you need a break from those delicious calories. For me, a good crunchy salad is the first thing I turn to when I need to jump off the jiggly thigh train. The only problem is my salads tend to get boring. I don't keep exciting salad fixings in my fridge on a regular basis, but this time I was lucky to have picked up a few extra goodies at the store. I eyed some strawberries, a package of gorgonzola cheese left over from my Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing, some bacon, and a bundle of fresh avocados.

It all sounded good to me - so in it all went! I added some grilled chicken and a bit of chopped pecans for texture - gotta have texture. This salad was really good and hit the spot.  If you wanted to trim off some extra calories you could forego the bacon, but I love my bacon. Next time you want to liven up your salad, try this one out. Enjoy!
Amber

Strawberry Avocado Gorgonzola Salad
Strawberry Avocado 
& Gorgonzola Salad

Yield: 1 salad   Printable Recipe

2 cups leafy greens
1/2 cup grilled chicken, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1/8 cup chopped pecans
Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing to garnish, as desired


Directions:

Wash greens and drain. Slice your grilled chicken, avocado and strawberries. Cook bacon until crisp, drain grease and crumble or chop bacon into pieces. Fill your bowl or plate with your greens, top with sliced chicken, avocado, crumbled bacon and sliced strawberries. Sprinkle the crumbled gorgonzola cheese and pecans on top. Drizzle on some homemade Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing if desired, but this salad is just as good on its own. Grab a fork and dig in!

You can grab the recipe for the dressing in my Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing post.

Strawberry Avocado Gorgonzola Salad




18 comments:

Anne @The Cooking Campaign said...

It looks so fresh and beautiful, the perfect meal for a spring day!

Amber Potter said...

Thank you Anne. I can't wait for the spring weather to catch up! :)

Savory Simple said...

What a gorgeous salad! So many wonderful colors and flavors.

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Jennifer! It's one of my new favorite ways to get my greens in. :)

Erica said...

Your photography style really lends itself to light, crisp subjects. This salad looks delicious :)

Amber Potter said...

Thanks Erica, I really appreciate your kind words. ;)

Aimee Shugarman said...

Awww this is such a pretty salad! Pinning for next weeks menu!

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

This is a gorgeous salad, Amber! It looks like spring to me. I have to try that dressing too.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

I would like to eat this all day, every day, Amber! It looks incredible. Strawberries and avocado.. does it get any better than those two?

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

This is such a gorgeous salad! I sure wish I was having this for lunch!

SallysBakingAddiction said...

Amber, this beautiful salad with the beautiful flavors and colors puts me in the mood for springtime!!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a gorgeous salad!! I would LOVE to try this! :)

Amber Potter said...

Thanks girls! Yes, it definitely puts you in the mind of spring. Now if that warm weather would just hurry up! :)

So Domesticated said...

Looks fabulous... I love salads!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I get tired of salads, but this one is different enough that I'm ready. With my favorite ingredients all mixed into the salad it has my name all over it. My teenage daughter would love it too!

Carrie B. said...

I love new salad recipes. I get stuck in salad ruts where I feel like we are eating the same thing for lunch or dinner all the time.

Little B said...

Looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

This salad is gorgeous! I love using strawberries in salad!




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