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Gluten-free Friday: Spinach and white bean salad with creamy avocado dressing

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

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!

Greens and beans and more!

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


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


  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

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Lentil salad with mustard vinaigrette

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