A fresh spinach salad topped with tropical fruits and a sweet lime vinaigrette.
Perfectly light and refreshing for Summer!
Tropical Spinach Salad with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette via lemontreedwelling.com

Hello, Everyone! I am thrilled to be here at The 36th Avenue with you today…thanks so much for having me!

My name is Cathy and I blog over at Lemon Tree Dwelling, where I share my favorite recipes, holiday inspirations, and simple craft tutorials.

Today I am so excited to introduce you to my new favorite summer salad – this delicious Tropical Spinach Salad with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette!

Tropical Spinach Salad with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette via lemontreedwelling.com

I distinctly remember, as a child, when I found out that tomatoes are not actually vegetables, but fruits! WHAT!?

I was suddenly fascinated by this fact….and by the fact that, for my entire life, I had been eating fruit on pizzas, tacos, turkey sandwiches, even salads! Who knew? At the time, of course, I found it both intriguing and a little disturbing (how had I been wrong for so long… and why was I eating fruit on my tacos??) Oh, how things have changed since then.

Tropical Spinach Salad with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette via lemontreedwelling.com

In other words, I’ve come a long way! Not only am I completely unphased by the fact that tomatoes are a fruit, but I actually LOVE adding fruit to my salads! Especially in summer. I made this salad for myself on a particularly hot day a few weeks ago, and it instantly became my new favorite. The combination of sweet and savory with a tangy lime vinaigrette was exactly what I was needed – light, refreshing, and delicious! And with pecans, fresh-shaved parmesan, and avocado (which, by the way, is also a fruit!) it was surprisingly satisfying. Perfect for lunch or dinner, perfect for summer, perfect for you!


Tropical Spinach Salad



5.0 from 2 reviews
Tropical Spinach Salad
  • 3 c. fresh baby spinach
  • ⅓ c. strawberries, chopped
  • ⅓ c. pineapple, chopped
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 1 slice red onion, quartered ⅛ c.
  • ⅛ c. chopped pecans
  • fresh-shaved parmesan cheese, to taste
  1. Layer ingredients in medium salad bowl and top with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette.
  2. Sweet Lime Vinaigrette
  3. /8 c. olive oil
  4. /8 c. vinegar
  5. Tbsp. lime juice
  6. Tbsp. agave nectar
  7. Combine ingredients in a small container with a lid; shake well.

Thanks again to Desiree and to all of you for having me here today!
I’ll be back next month with another of my favorite summer recipes.
In the meantime, I’d love for you to come visit me at Lemon Tree Dwelling
I promise you’ll feel right at home!
Can this salad look any better and be any more delicious?
I don’t thinks so!
I am making a big bowl of these freshness this weekend!
You must visit Cathy and her blog Lemon Tree Dwelling today!
Let me give you a yummy sneak peek of what you will find there…
I know you are going to love Cathy’s blog as much as I do.
Also I want to invite you  to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Have a delicious day friends!
Cathy and Desiree

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