Beet Orange Salad with Avocado

about the recipe

This colorful Beet Orange Salad is every bit as enticing as it looks. Perfect for holiday entertaining, this dish will be the highlight of your table. Earthy beets pair perfectly with sweet citrus and buttery avocado. Top it with a punchy white wine dressing, and you have got a combination that is guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.


Beets – 4 beets Dressing – ½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice the juice from 1 orange – ¼ cup white wine vinegar – 1 shallot or red onion, minced – ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil – Salt and pepper to taste Salad – ½ red onion sliced – 2 navel oranges peeled and sliced – 1 avocado peeled pitted, and sliced – ¼ cup walnuts chopped – Fresh chives for garnish optional

– Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Trim and wash the beets. – Place in a large baking pan and cover with foil.

– Roast for 45 to 60 minutes until the beets are tender. Allow to cool and then peel and slice. – While the beets are cooking, make the dressing by combining the orange juice, white cooking wine, and shallot in a blender.

– With the motor running, add in ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil and process until emulsified.

– Taste the dressing. If your orange was not sweet enough, you might need to add up to 2 tablespoons of sweetener.

– Place the beets and red onion in a shallow dish. Toss with ¼ cup of dressing. (If you like, you can do this ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.)

– Arrange the beets and onion on a serving platter or individual plates. Top with the oranges and avocado. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with walnuts and garnish with chives if desired.