Using fresh and local produce like California Avocados alongside at-home pantry staples, this beautiful roasted beet salad can be prepared in under an hour. Easy and tasty aren’t the end of the story for this salad. It is packed with an excellent source of key nutrients including 70% DV vitamin C, 54% DV dietary fiber, 3 mg/60% DV vitamin B5, 0.5 mg/30% DV vitamin B6, and 20% DV potassium while also being cholesterol free.
California Avocado and Roasted Beet Salad
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|6||fresh baby beets|
|1/4||cup||extra virgin olive oil, divided|
|1/2||cup||mixed olives, such as Kalmata, black, green and Picholine|
|1||small clove garlic, peeled|
|3||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and quartered|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and drizzle beets with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Roast beets for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. Remove the beets from the oven and slice into quarters.
- Zest 1 orange and set zest aside. Peel and segment both oranges and reserve.
- To make Olive Tapenade: place olives, half the zest, 2 Tbsp. olive oil and garlic in a food processor and blend until mixture is finely chopped.
- To serve, spoon Olive Tapenade evenly at the bottom of each dish. Arrange beets, avocados and oranges on the tapenade, then top salad with remaining olive oil and zest.
Serving Suggestion: Before plating, consider blending additional California Avocado and serving underneath the salad for added texture and flavor.
Beverage Pairing: Enjoy this salad with warm weather and a crisp glass of sparkling water.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Vitamin A 22 mcg; Vitamin C 59 mg; Calcium 71 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 175 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.22 g.
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 6%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%.