Beet, Avocado, and Chicken Salad

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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

Healthy yet nourishing and satisfying! Make this salad as a light lunch or dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag spring mix salad
  • 2 beets, cooked and sliced
  • 1 avocado, ripe yet firm, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • crumbled queso fresco
  • dry roasted pepitas
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • Lime, for drizzling (optional)
  • 1 big cooked chicken breast, sliced

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

I tend to buy vacuum-packed cooked beets for this salad for convenience's sake. 

Nutrition

Calories: 434.13kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.99g, Protein: 9.96g, Fat: 36.73g, Saturated Fat: 7.41g, Cholesterol: 15.72mg, Sodium: 254.11mg, Potassium: 956.05mg, Fiber: 10.27g, Sugar: 7.36g, Vitamin A: 1005.68IU, Vitamin C: 37.16mg, Calcium: 169.19mg, Iron: 2.21mg

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Photography: Jenna Sparks