Shamrock Salad

If you are looking for a festive and fresh salad to serve for St. Patrick’s Day, look no further.  The salad I am sharing with you today is green, healthy, and delicious!  It may not be traditional vegetables used in Irish cooking, but its emerald hue is perfect to serve alongside heavier traditional Irish foods for a festive meal.  I include spinach as the base green, apples and kiwi for sweetness, asparagus because it is coming into season, avocado for richness and a light lime dressing.  It is all so delicious together and this salad is packed with nutrients, so feel free to eat a large serving! If you want the cute little shamrock shaped fruit, a cookie cutter is required.  You just cut the shapes out from the sliced fruit and add them to the salad.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, onions, asparagus, kiwi, pears, and avocado.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the lime juice, avocado oil and sea salt.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad in the bowl, and toss with hands until everything is coated in dressing and evenly distributed, being gentle so you don’t break up the fruit.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish, and enjoy!

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Raw
  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Salad

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy