Asian Beet, Pear and Avocado Salad
Beets are good year round, but I especially love them in the Spring. I think that they are the most flavorful, sweet, and delicious when roasted. They are rich in nutrients, so they are something that is good to enjoy often. The salad I am sharing with you today combines them with heart healthy avocados and sweet pears in an Asian dressing for a delicious combination. It may sound unusual, but it is so delicious! Next time you are in the mood for beets, give this salad a try!
Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
- To cook the beets, preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
- Wrap the beets in foil, then place in the oven. Roast for about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes or until the beets are tender when pierced with a knife.
- Remove from the oven, and let cool until you can comfortably peel them. Slice them, and set aside in the refrigerator until completely cool.
- Combine the beets, pears, avocado, and green onions in a bowl, and add all of the dressing ingredients and sesame seeds. Toss together, and enjoy!
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