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Strawberry, Melon & Avocado Salad

From: EatingWell

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.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Rated : 
 by 1 person
Ingredients
1/4 cup  honey
2 tablespoons  sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons  finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
Pinch of  salt
4 cups  baby spinach
1   small avocado, (4-5 ounces), peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices
16 thin  slices cantaloupe, (about 1/2 small cantaloupe), rind removed
1 1/2 cups  hulled strawberries, sliced
2 teaspoons  sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)
Directions
1. Whisk honey, vinegar, mint, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
2. 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.
Tips:
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.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 202, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 g, Sodium 90 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Fiber 7 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 503 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 60%, Vitamin C 100%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Fruit 2,Fat 1.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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