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Simple Avocado Beet Salad

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 Simple Avocado Beet Salad

Written by our friend Roni of GreenLiteBites, TheUnworldlytravelers and Roni’s Weigh

Did you know you can now buy cooked beets in little pillow packs? I found them in my produce department and now I’m hooked!

Roasting fresh beets isn’t always convenient or possible after a long day of work but now that I found these little pillow packs I can easily incorporate beets into my midweek meals.

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You may not realize it but beets and avocado are a perfect pair. The earthiness of beets combined with the creaminess of fresh avocado is a great base for a quick salad. Add in some pre-cooked or leftover chicken for protein, pumpkin seeds for crunch, bring it all together with a splash of olive oil and chives, and you got yourself an amazing, nutrient-filled, tasty meal in minutes.

Best part? No cooking!

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Avocado Beet Salad

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed
4–5 beets, pre-cooked and quartered
6 oz. chicken breast, pre-cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. dried chives

Directions

  1. Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Separate into two servings. Enjoy immediately or store for later. The salad will keep in the fridge for a day or two but I found it better when eaten right away.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Roni Noone

Roni started blogging in 2005 as a way to help stay accountable on her personal weight-loss journey. She initially lost 70lbs, then started running and is now a CrossFit coach. Toni enjoys motivating and sharing her passions online. Her mission is simple: inspire and share her ideas to live a lighter, healthier, more conscious life. She accomplishes this on social media and her 3 blogs, Roni’s Weigh, GreenLiteBites and TheUnworldlytravelers.&nbsp|

Roni is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.

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