Strawberry Margarita Salad

Strawberry Margarita Salad

The tequila-spiked dressing lends a signature flavor to fresh strawberries and greens. While crusty French bread is a classic salad accompaniment, serve a basket of warm soft pretzels instead to evoke the salted rim of a margarita glass.


2tablespoons lime juice
teaspoons orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec, or orange juice
teaspoons tequila or margarita mix
teaspoons minced shallots
1teaspoon white wine vinegar
½teaspoon grated lime peel
¼teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
¼cup olive oil
~For the SALAD:
9cups baby spinach (about 9 oz.)
cups strawberries, halved or sliced if large
1avocado, chopped


  • Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients except oil in small bowl until combined.
  • Slowly whisk in oil until blended.
  • Let stand 15 minutes. (Vinaigrette can be made 3 hours ahead.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Bring to room temperature before using.
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  • Toss spinach in large bowl with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat.
  • Add strawberries and avocado; toss to coat.
PER SERVING: 145 calories, 13 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 3.5 g fiber