I have served this countless times and I am always asked for the recipe, I also use this dressing on many other salads. Enjoy

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, olive oil, honey, vinegar, and lemon juice. Set aside.

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  • Place the salad greens in a pretty bowl, and top with sliced avocado and strawberries. Drizzle dressing over everything, then sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours before serving, or serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

610.1 calories; 6.1 g protein; 44 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 22.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
I confess I made this prepared not to like it. I don't like "sweet" in my salad - ever. I only made this as I am leaving town tomorrow and am desperately trying to use things up so as not to waste them. Knowing I don't like anything sweet in either the salad or the dressing, I immediately knew I would eliminate the sugar in the recipe altogether, thinking the honey itself would make this plenty sweet enough. I was right--it was "just right" sweet. What I was NOT right about was how I would dislike this--yes, I was wrong! I'm a convert! This was absolutely delicious! What a wonderful and tasty surprise! This salad is not only lovely to look at, but the buttery mushiness of the avocado, the sweet tang of the strawberries, the crispness of the greens, the nutty crunch of the pecans and the smooth, slightly sweet honey and lemony goodness of the dressing (I made it a point to get it all in one mouthful) is an extraordinary combination of flavors unlike any I've ever tasted. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks, and if it wasn't for the fact that I was cleaning out the fridge I would have never known it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/31/2006
This is quite yummy and very healthy too I might add. I used organic strawberries which are very sweet and omitted the sugar. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
I confess I made this prepared not to like it. I don't like "sweet" in my salad - ever. I only made this as I am leaving town tomorrow and am desperately trying to use things up so as not to waste them. Knowing I don't like anything sweet in either the salad or the dressing, I immediately knew I would eliminate the sugar in the recipe altogether, thinking the honey itself would make this plenty sweet enough. I was right--it was "just right" sweet. What I was NOT right about was how I would dislike this--yes, I was wrong! I'm a convert! This was absolutely delicious! What a wonderful and tasty surprise! This salad is not only lovely to look at, but the buttery mushiness of the avocado, the sweet tang of the strawberries, the crispness of the greens, the nutty crunch of the pecans and the smooth, slightly sweet honey and lemony goodness of the dressing (I made it a point to get it all in one mouthful) is an extraordinary combination of flavors unlike any I've ever tasted. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks, and if it wasn't for the fact that I was cleaning out the fridge I would have never known it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
My girlfriend and I went strawberry picking this past weekend and I printed out several recipes from this site. Being a huge avocado lover and having 11 pounds of freshly picked strawberries, I decided this was one of the dishes I would try. I have to admit, I've been using this site for years now and this is the recipe that made me register and finally post a review. All I can say is that this has to be one of the best recipes I have ever tried. The combination of the Avocado and strawberries was breathtaking. The way the pecan matched perfectly with the dressing and the fruit was perfection. I listened to some of the other reviewers and halfed the sugar for the dressing, which was plenty sweet. The only addition I would make would be to add goat cheese. This is simply a preference but the salad was lacking that tarty goodness that goat cheese brings to the table. All in all, this recipe was excellant. My girlfriend ended up making the salad again for her family on Father's day, which everyone loved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2005
A great summer salad that is very refreshing. The dressing is delicious (sweet and tangy) We added some wasabi powder to it which seemed to enhance the tangyness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
Loved this salad. Used a little less sugar in the dressing the second time around. Threw in some chicken and had a great meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2005
Very tasty however a little bit too sweet. May add a little less sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/31/2006
This is quite yummy and very healthy too I might add. I used organic strawberries which are very sweet and omitted the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
Very good recipe. I added only 1/2 teaspoon of sugar instead of 2 tablespoons. The rest of the dressing ingredients I left the same. With this change the dressing was just sweet enough and complemented the avocado and strawberries perfectly. I left out the pecans but that is just because of personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
The salad dressign is amazing. It is a very tasty and refreshing salad. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2006
I made this for my family and my parents. My mom is not a big fan of avacados but she loved it (and so did everyone else)! Read More
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