PARTNER POST: May 26 is National Pinot Grigio Day. We’re celebrating with Cavit Wines by sharing refreshing spring and summer recipes that pair perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
A refreshing strawberry and avocado salad with candied pepitas is the perfect way to enjoy spring produce, alongside a glass of crisp Pinot Grigio.
Today is the very first National Pinot Grigio Day! With so much to celebrate, I decided a really fun salad was in order. This strawberry and avocado salad is loaded with sweet and salty candied pepitas, vibrant radishes, fresh romaine, and a cumin-lime dressing. I’ve been making various iterations of this salad for a few weeks now, and when I have them on hand I also like to add thinly sliced scallions and sugar snaps and a handful of fresh cilantro leaves.
This salad pairs incredibly well with Cavit’s pinot grigio, which is light and refreshing with a hint of fruity flavors and only a tad bit of sweetness. It’s cold-fermented in cutting edge thermo-conditioned tanks, which make it taste extra fresh and springy. I recommend enjoying a glass of well-chilled pinot grigio on your porch or in your backyard alongside a big plate of this salad.
This salad is the ideal way to celebrate spring and National Pinot Grigio Day. The candied pepitas are made quickly on the stovetop with honey, sea salt, and a sprinkling of smoked paprika, and are just as good for snacking on by the handful as they are in this salad. The dressing is a classic vinaigrette made with lime juice, plus a little earthiness and spice from the cumin and coriander. And, as the stars of the show, creamy avocado and juicy strawberries make an amazing pair, each bringing out the best of the other’s textures and flavors.Print
Becky Winkler is an enthusiastic eater who shares paleo and gluten-free recipes on her blog, A Calculated Whisk. She enjoys chopping chocolate, salting dessert, searing short ribs, and taking pictures. In her other life, she's a grad student in Boston.