Spinach Salad with Orange-Avocado Dressing

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This isn’t your usual spinach salad! The creamy orange and avocado dressing adds a lot of flavor to an otherwise everyday lunch. Feel free to mix up the veggies to include whatever you have got at the moment — the dressing is really the star of this one and will taste great on just about everything.

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Spinach Salad with Orange-Avocado Dressing
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Serves: 4
  • For the salad:
  • 1 large bunch spinach, washed and stemmed
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 10 kalamata olives, halved
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple-cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½" piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Wash and prepare the vegetables for the salad and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a blender and blend until incorporated. If the dressing is too thick, keep adding water until it is the desired consistency.
  3. Add some to the salad and toss, keeping the remainder in the refrigerator for another use.

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.


  • Maria says

    Wow…just made this salad and it was so enjoyable. Especially the avacado dressing was so creamy and delicious! Kudos!!

    • Dorita says

      love it. my very biggest issue is salad dressings right now… this is good

  • Nellie says

    Its day 2 for me on the AIP protocol. Made this dressing and its fantastic. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  • Jana @ OhThatsTasty says

    I had the dressing drizzled over romaine spears stuffed with leftover salmon and a few fresh blueberries. YUM!

    • Jana @ OhThatsTasty says

      And I shared it with a friend, and she made cole slaw with it!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Sounds fantastic Jana!

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