Inspiration: Well, I think spring has finally sprung in good old Michigan. Thank goodness! After weeks and weeks of cold and rain and gloom that just kept coming back, things have finally been looking bright and sunny fairly regularly around here. Cherry blossom trees are blooming, all of the local breweries are coming out with their spring and summer beers, the cats are sitting at the window sniffing their little noses in the fresh air all day long. Life is good. And what spells spring food better than a nice fruit salad?
What We Loved: I told Brandon that this might be my favorite fruit salad that I’ve ever had. The three components – avocado, kiwi, and strawberry – each brought their their own unique flavors and textures to the dish and paired so perfectly together. The avocado was rich and creamy; the kiwi was tart and tangy with that great crispy texture from the seeds; and the strawberry was nice and sweet. I can’t imagine three fruits that would pair better together. And with a touch of lime, fresh cilantro, and salt, all of the ingredients really meshed together for a fantastic salad. I always feel like salt brings out the flavor in avocado so much, and I will never argue with that bright and fresh cilantro flavor. We enjoyed this alongside breakfast bell peppers for a lovely meal.
Helpful Hints: Be gentle when mixing this all together – avocado is fragile and will mush apart on you if you stir too much.
Avocado, Kiwi, and Strawberry Salad
Source: Inspired from Cook Like a Champion & serves two
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and finely diced
5-6 strawberries, husked and finely diced
2 kiwis, peeled and finely diced
1 small handful cilantro, minced
Juice from 1/4 lime
Kosher salt and black pepper
1. Combine the avocado, strawberries, kiwi, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl. Gently stir to combine. Season to taste with Kosher salt and black pepper.
Yum! I recently made a very similar fruit salad except it had mango instead of kiwi..and a touch of balsamic (and orange juice) in the dressing. I agree–the avocado addition is amazing!
Oh I love the idea of adding balsamic! That sounds delish.
Beautiful, and delicious! The creamy avocado probably complements the fruit so nicely! Must try soon :)
You always inspire me with your out-of-the-box (at least for me) ingredient combinations. Who would have ever thought to pair avocado with kiwi and strawberry?! This looks great Carrie, can’t wait to try it!
I love all of these ingredients. And the colors are stunning together. Beautiful and delicious. A win-win!
I’ve had a delicious salad with peach, cilantro and red onion… this sounds even better. Thanks for sharing!
That peach salad sounds like a really interesting combo. I’m normally not a huge pan of peaches, but they’ve been sounding excellent to me lately!
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