Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You Can't Beet This Salad!

Did you hate beets as a child?
Well, I was strange and loved them. Basically, I loved most foods that kids hated. For instance, at age three my favorite pizza topping was olives. It gives me hope that one day I will have a child that will beg for healthy food and boycott chicken nuggets and fish sticks. My parenting philosophy is defined by this concept.

Anyway, if you hated beets this recipe might just change your mind. We made it Monday night and thought it was amazing. Fresh, light but avocado made it filling. If you are serving more than two please double recipe.

Simple Avocado Beet Napaleon Salad

1 avocado, sliced long
6 baby roasted beets or 2 large beets
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup fresh pea shoots, roughly chopped (got them at kroger)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper

*May try next time with balsmatic vinegar*

Slice baby beets about 1/4 inch thick. Slice avocados to about the same thickness. Slice a few in half-keep a few long. Drizzle 1 Tbsp lemon juice on avocado. Set beets and avocado aside. Rough chop pea shoots. Set the sprouted (leafed) ends aside.Place the hard stalk ends in a small bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, salt and pepper to the stalk pea shoots bowl. Mix well. Place a few of the marinated stalks on serving plates.Arrange avocado and beet slices on top of stalks on plates. Rotate beet, avocado, beet, avocado. Add all the remaining pea shoots-stuff and drizzle the leftover oil-acid mixture over the salads.
*Taken from the Healthy.Happy. Life blog! *

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