Monday, August 5, 2013

Beet & Avocado Salad w/ Mustard Dressing

Just when you thought it was safe and that I had forgotten about beets.

Not a chance.

I harvested the last of the beets in the MCG for the season.

That doesn't mean you won't be seeing beet recipes here, you know how much I love them, especially during the lean winter months.

Here, the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow pairs her red orbs w/ avocado and makes a nice mustard dressing to go with.

I used my beautiful garden fresh red onions and their scallion tops too. I'm such a thrifty gardener!

I loved the tangy Dijon mustard dressing on the avocado. This was not only a delicious, healthy salad, but a pretty one too.

Leave it to Gwynnie. :)

Roasted Beet & Avocado Salad (adapted from "It's All Good")

1 large avocado, skin removed and diced
4 large beets, roasted (you had better know how to roast beets by now!), and diced the same size as the avocado
bunch of scallions, sliced thin
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
kosher salt & pepper


2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tsp white wine or champagne vinegar
pinch of sea salt & pepper

It's pretty basic.

Dice up the avocado and roasted beets to be the same size and lay them on a platter.

Sprinkle the sliced scallions and red onions all around.

Sprinkle w/ kosher salt & pepper.

Spoon dressing over just before serving.


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Ciao Chow Linda said...

I just roasted some beets Stacey, and I've got all the other ingredients too. This salad, plus some tomato bruschetta, will be dinner tonight.

Anonymous said...'re avocado here looks JUST right. My mom's a beet freak like you - it's so cute, when we're out in a restaurant, she'll always order the beet salad if it's on the menu, and then eating it, she discovers her love of beets all over again!

Natalia said...


I just LOVE the color combination of this salad. Never thought of pairing avocado with beets and the dressing sounds divine. Definitely giving this recipe a try.