Roasted Beet Salad With Avocado & Mint

Roasted Beet Salad

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Recipe Key

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free

Recipe Notes //

This roasted beet salad is for my fellow beet lovers who love a lazy yet delicious recipe. The flavors are fresh and unique. The zesty lemon, sweet beet, and creamy avocado are a divine combination! This salad is hearty, so it’s perfect for bringing to summer parties or barbecues and won’t get soggy or wilt because literally, nothing is worse than a soggy salad! This recipe is not labor-intensive; however, the proper way to roast beets is a slow burn, no pun intended.

The best way to roast a beet is low and slow. Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment. Give your beets a good rinse and scrub off all the dirt. Pop the beets in the oven (whole beet) and let them roast away for 2 to 3 hours or until fork-tender. I suggest roasting the beets ahead of time when you know you have a few hours to kill at home. Once the beets are fork-tender, remove the skin and cube the beets. The beets will keep in the fridge for up to a day before assembling the salad.

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Roasted Beet Salad With Avocado & Mint

This roasted beet salad with cubed avocado lemon zest and fresh mint leaves will be on repeat in our house this Summer and hopefully yours too!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 2 Hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 Medium Beets
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Pistachios
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Mint (Sliced)
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • Sprinkle Of Salt To Taste
  • 1/4 cup Simple Lemon Olive Oil Dressing (See Recipe Here)

Instructions

Begin by roasting your beets at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Low and slow is the way to go when roasting beets. Once you can stick a fork through them with little resistance, they are ready! Cut into cubes and set in the fridge to chill.

Next, cube avocado and add it to your beets in a bowl. Dress the beets and avocado with lemon olive dressing, top with lemon zest, salt, fresh mint, and crushed pistachios. Enjoy!

Keywords: Roasted Beet Salad

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Practice Food Combining

Beets are one of the best vegetables to eat if you want to gently detox and cleanse the body. This salad can be combined with either proteins or starches with a few adjustments! 

Example Of A Starch: 

Enjoy a starch with this salad like grains, sprouted bread, or starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, and remove the pistachios on top of the salad.

Example Of A Protein:

Enjoy a protein with this salad like wild-caught salmon or other high-quality animal proteins. Plant-based protein examples would be nuts and seeds or sprouted tofu/tempeh.

 

Practice Food Order

This salad would be perfect for eating alongside leafy greens for an afternoon or evening meal!

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