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


  • 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)


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

I’d love to see what you cook!

Tag #MUYBUENOCOOKING if you make this recipe.

Subscribe to Muy Bueno to get new recipes in your inbox and stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Photography: Jenna Sparks