Monday, April 25, 2011

Pistachio, Orange, Avocado and Beet Salad


This salad was absolutely fantastic with a simple balsamic dressing to tie it all together. The perfect lunch for a sunny spring day. If you think it sounds like a weird combination, try leaving out the beets (pistachio, orange, and avocado salad) or the avocado (pistachio, orange and beet salad) - see, not so weird after all. Seriously, pistachios make everything better. I just bought a huge bag of shelled pistachios at Costco and I'm using them on everything.

1 beet, sliced
1 tsp vinegar (cider, red wine, or white)
1 large handful lettuce
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 orange, sectioned
1 small handful pistachios, shelled
Store-bought balsamic or creamy balsamic dressing (or homemade, 1 Tbs olive oil + 1 tsp balsamic vinegar + salt)

Steam sliced beets until just tender. Toss with vinegar and chill - this is my absolute favorite way to eat beets. Arrange lettuce, avocado, orange sections, pistachios and beet slices on plate; drizzle with dressing. Serves 1.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

beets and pistachio is my new favorite combination. I don't know what about it that is SO good, but it really is! love this salad.

Amy said...

That's awesome! Hmm, I'll have to think about what else to do with beets and pistachios now...