Greens And Beans And More!

When you switch up the flavors and ingredients for salads, the sky is the limit for great taste. This Gluten-free Friday salad proves it, along with its homemade dressing!

 Spinach and white bean salad with creamy avocado dressing

Just because a salad doesn't have a lot of ingredients doesn't mean it's not big on flavor — or really good for you! This Gluten-free Friday recipe for spinach and white bean salad with creamy avocado dressing is a perfect example. The spinach and beans combine to pack a nutritious and filling punch, and the avocado and walnuts are a bonus! The flavors of the salad and dressing tie together nicely.

Spinach and white bean salad with creamy avocado dressing recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the dressing

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and flesh scooped out of the skin
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 4 ounces baby spinach, washed and stems trimmed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Add the dressing ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before using.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the spinach, beans and walnuts.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of the dressing to the salad (more or less to taste), and toss so all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Serve on individual plates.

Toss together a healthy, tasty salad!

More Gluten-free Friday recipes

Margherita potato pizza
Tuna and black olive pizza
Lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette

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