Avocado Beetroot Salad

January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Recipe: Avocado Beetroot Salad

Avocado Beetroot Salad is a colourful, easy to make, delicious, vegan, gluten free, healthy and filling salad. If I have so many adjectives in the first sentence then this salad must be finger licking good, right?? It definitely is for me as I two of my favourites together – avocado and beetroot.

Memories

In India avocado is sold as butter fruit. When I was living in Bangalore, during my first visit to the vegetable shop, I had a tough time asking for avocado. The poor guy just didn’t understand what I wanted. He just shrugged his shoulders and helped me with my basket to the till. In other words he was perhaps trying to tell me ‘please ma’am just leave the shop with what you have found and don’t fry my bheja!’ The following week I went to the super market Big Bazar and there these delicious fruits were sitting pretty on the shelf under the label BUTTER FRUIT!

Avocados

Avocados grow in abundance in Kenya. I always have one or two avocados at home. I love to use them in salads, smoothies and to have one its own with some salt, pepper and lemon juice. They are actually very filling and healthy too. I will not go into the healthy benefits of including both avocado and beetroot as you can easily google it.

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Ingredients Required For Avocado Beetroot Salad

  • Avocado – make sure the avocado is ripe and not over ripe. Otherwise the salad will become all mushy. Cut the avocado into cubes or slices.

  • Beetroot – use raw beetroot if you like. I prefer cooked beetroot. I usually steam or boil the beetroot. Cut the beetroot into thick slices, cubes or sticks.
  • Onion – I prefer to add red onion for that extra punch. Use any of your choice, white, yellow or spring onions. I prefer thin slices the onion in my salad. You can chop it up finely too. Sometimes I allow the onion to marinate in the lemon dressing.
  • Tomato – if you use big tomato then either slice or cut it into quarters. Can use baby tomatoes.
  • Mint – use fresh mint. Or replace it with fresh basil or coriander/cilantro.
  • Salad Leaves – use any of your choice. I get lettuce easily in Kenya so tend to use that. Sometimes I use mixed salad or baby spinach.
  • Nuts – roasted nuts of your choice. Cut them into small pieces. I have used cashew nuts but use any nuts I have at hand.
  • Lemon Juice – for the dressing and to sprinkle some on the avocado. Always drizzle some lemon juice over cut avocado so that it does not turn black.
  • Lemon Zest – to add flavour to the dressing.
  • Olive Oil – use good quality olive oil or extra virgin oil for salad dressings.
  • Maple Syrup – optional. I omit it as the beetroot adds the required sweetness.
  • Salt – add according to your taste.
  • Pepper – add according to your taste.
lemon dressing

AVOCADO BEETROOT SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Avocado Beetroot Salad is a colourful, easy to make, delicious, vegan, gluten free, healthy and filling salad.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Light Meal, Salad, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium beetroot peeled, boiled and sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint chopped or a few mint leaves
  • 2 cups of any lettuce leaves or baby spinach
  • 1 small white or red onion peeled and sliced
  • 10 cashew nuts lightly roasted and halved

FOR THE LEMON SALAD DRESSING

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional

Instructions
 

PREPARE THE SALAD

  • Cut the avocado into slices or cubes. Arrange them in a bowl or serving plate.
  • Drizzle some lemon juice over it.
  • Next cut the boiled beetroot, tomato and onion.
  • You can marinate the onion slices in the lemon salad dressing if you want to. Whenever I do that, I leave it in the dressing for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Tear the lettuce leaves into smaller pieces. Chop the mint if the leaves are too big.
  • Add the beetroot, tomato, onion, lettuce and mint to the avocado.
  • Sprinkle the nuts over it. Best to layer all the ingredients instead of tossing the salad. Mixing or tossing will result in the salad turning red because of the beetroot.

PREPARE THE LEMON DRESSING

  • Mix olive oil and salt first till the salt dissolves.
  • Add the lemon juice, maple syrup if using any and pepper.
  • Whisk it well or shake it in a small jar till it becomes a bit frothy. Make sure the jar has a tight lid.

SERVING

  • You can allow the salad to chill a bit in the fridge or serve it straight away.
  • Drizzle the dressing over it or leave it on the side and everyone can help themselves to it.

Notes

  • As soon as you cut the avocado, mix some lemon juice into it to prevent it from turning brown.
  • Whenever I use beetroot in my salads, I avoid adding some form of sweetness like sugar, honey etc as beetroots tend to be sweet.
  • Any nuts of your preference can be used.
  • Note I used the word layer instead of mix. If you mix the salad before taking it to the table, the beetroot tends to 'bleed' and will turn the whole salad red.
  • Instead of normal tomato can use cherry or tiny plum tomatoes about 1o or so.
  • If you do not find fresh mint , use fresh coriander or basil.
Keyword avocado beetroot salad, how to make avocado beetroot salad, lemon salad dressing

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10 Comments

  • Linsy Patel

    February 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    love this mint leaves in it, looks very refreshing, i just love to eat it as it is without dressing.

  • Dannii Martin

    February 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    That is my kind of salad. I am obsessed with avocado salads at the moment.

  • Kalyani

    January 30, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    5 stars
    Avocados are soooo pricey here where I live.. bookmarking your entire collection of avo recipes, mayuri. this salad is so our type- light, filling, fresh and the addition of beets is stellar !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 1, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks Kalyani,am sure you will enjoy it whenever you’re able to buy avocado.

  • Neha

    January 31, 2023 at 3:29 am

    5 stars
    Loved this beetroot avocado salad. The tips mentioned are indeed very important. Truly, how a salad is tossed, mixed, layered and served makes a lot of difference. The salad is not only gratifying to the palate but is also a visual treat.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 1, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. Any salad that is visually appealing is sure to find its way to the tummy 🙂

  • Seema Sriram

    January 31, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    5 stars
    It is beet season here and we get colourful giant beets. However, it is only a couple of salads I make with beets. This beet avo salad surely will be one lunchbox satisfied.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 1, 2023 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Seema, am sure you’ll enjoy this one for lunch and it is filling also.

  • Archana

    February 1, 2023 at 3:08 am

    5 stars
    This avocado and beetroot salad was delicious and perfect for us for dinner. We loved it I used mixed nuts and seeds in place of cashew nuts.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 1, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much Archana for trying out the salad recipe. Am so happy you loved it. Excellent idea to add seeds.

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