Beet, Avocado, and Chicken Salad

Do you like beets? My hubby hates beets and it’s so sad! When I was pregnant with our daughter I used to crave beets.

I remember I begged my hubby to try one piece of a beet by literally opening his mouth and placing it in his mouth. He acted like a stubborn little boy and began to gag once the beet hit his tongue. I instantly felt horrible. I didn’t realize he hated beets that badly. Now we joke about it.

I love beets and so does my son. I especially love beets on a salad. I buy vacuum-packed cooked beets making it very convenient to throw on a salad.

This hearty salad is easy to make with a bed of spring mix salad, baked chicken breasts, sliced cooked beets, avocado slices, crumbled queso fresco, pepitas, and a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Very satisfying and very healthy.

Beet, Avocado, and Chicken Salad

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  • Spring mix salad
  • 2 beets, cooked and sliced
  • 1 ripe, yet firm avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Crumbled queso fresco
  • Dry roasted pepitas
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Lime, for drizzling (optional)


  • Place salad on a large platter.
  • Add beets and avocado slices, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with queso fresco and pepitas.
  • Lightly drizzle with olive oil and lime juice, if using and serve immediately.

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Photography: Jenna Sparks