avocado, goat cheese and beet salad

avocado, goat cheese and beet salad @createdbydiane

Let’s chat about beets…

when I was a kid, I thought beets were always pickled. I think that is the only way I ever saw them served,

now I like pickles, but pickled beets were not my thing.

Move forward thirty  twenty years,  a few  years and I try cooked beets and love them, I like them roasted too, even beet chips…yep, some veggie chip bag had beets in them and I just loved them.

But today it’s all about raw beets,

I never thought something that was similar to a potato would taste good raw, but I really like them…

and what I really love is them spiral cut.

I tried slicing the beets, grating them and even dicing them,

but I LOVE them cut with this spiral cutter, the texture of them in salads is great.

 

inspiralized beets.jpg

 

I used this spiral cutter to make the beets into the spiral noodle shape. This is a fun slicer to make zucchini noodles and other fun salads with.

So the weather is heating up and there is not better time to try this delicious salad than now.

Even the non beet lover in the family enjoyed it, now that is says something!

 

4.5 from 2 reviews
avocado, goat cheese and beet salad
 
Ingredients
  • six leaves butter lettuce
  • one ripe California Avocado
  • one medium beet
  • one to two oz goat cheese
  • quarter red onion sliced
Instructions
  1. Slice the beet with the spiral slicer, play the beat on the lettuce and place avocado slices on top, place pieces of the goat cheese on top with some slices of red onion

4.5 from 2 reviews
lemon Aioli Dressing
 
Ingredients
  • juice of ½ a lemon (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (or one clove)
Instructions
  1. Blend lemon juice, egg yolk, oil and garlic with some salt and pepper until thick and smooth in a blender or food processor.

 

Granted beets can be messy, but I think it’s worth it. I do a quick cleaning with clorox cleanup on the slicer, cutting board and my fingers and then I was all of them with hot soapy water. I often wear food service gloves when I peel beets to avoid my  kitchen looking like an episode of Dexter.

My last post was a video on how to cut an avocado, take a look!

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  1. 1

    I’m dying to get a spiral cutter, and I think it’s the greatest idea to use beets, this salad is a stunner!

  2. 2

    Oh, I love how the beets come out of the spiral cutter. This salad is so bright and fresh. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. 3

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did! this salad is delicious and full of great ingredients – delicious!
    Mary

  4. 4

    That is really great and delicious combination! This salad was amazing no doubt :)

  5. 5

    I’ve warmed up to beets over the years as well and raw is definitely my favorite way to eat them.

  6. 6

    Beautiful Diane – love the spiralized beets!

  7. 7

    Can you please review the actual recipe you posted? You talk about mixing ingredients that are not listed, which includes shrimp, bread, eggs, etc. Looking forward to the updated version!

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