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Beetroot, Rocket, Avocado and Feta Salad

I love salad.  Salad really doesn’t need to be bland or boring and I hope my recipe for Beetroot, Rocket, Avocado and Feta Salad helps to demonstrate this.  First of all I would like to include a little of the nutritional benefits of one of the ingredients.  Before I do, for those that don’t eat cheese you can simply omit it or exchange it for something else the choice as always with any homemade meal is yours.

Beetroot

This has become one of the newest super foods due to its ability to help boost stamina, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and so much more.  Beetroot contains vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.  This great root can help in phase 2 detoxification where broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be removed from the body.  They are often used in natural medicine to detoxify the liver and blood.  The juice from beetroot can help improve oxygenation to the brain, slowing the progression of dementia in older people.  Betaine a compound found in beetroot increases the production of serotonin which is the body’s natural mood boosting hormone (a happy hormone) so make sure you eat it regularly as it will keep you feeling happy naturally (betaine is found in some treatments for depression).

Beetroot is fibre rich and contains strong phytonutrients which give it its rich colour and have been shown to reduce multi-organ tumour formations in animals.  Beetroot  is also being is also being studied for use in treating human pancreatic, breast, and prostate cancers let’s hope they make progress with the research into that.  In the mean time I’m trying to eat more of this great root vegetable as it’s not just really good for you it’s tasty too and great in a range of salads.

Beetroot, Rocket, Avocado and Feta Salad

Ingredients

300g cooked beetroot

1 medium spring onion

75g feta you can swap this for a vegan cheese should you prefer

75g Queen olives

50g baby leaf rocket salad

1 avocado

For the dressing

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

Method

Wash the leaves and drain off excess water.

Chop the beetroot into bite sized pieces.

Slice the spring onion.

Cut the avocado and feta into bite sized pieces.

Throw all of these into a bowl, add in the olives and drizzle over some olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste.  I used approximately 2tbs of olive oil and around the same amount of vinegar but I would suggest with the vinegar add less, taste and add more if required.

Mix well then serve.

Enjoy!

Do you like beetroot?  Will you be trying it now you know how great it is for you?

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This Post Has 72 Comments

  1. I have actually taken down this recipe and cant wait to give it a try

    1. Enjoy John. I do love the mix of flavours and textures.

  2. I love salads and live off them during the Summer so I am always looking for inspiration! I have bookmarked this one thanks!

    1. No problem Tracy, glad you liked it 😉

  3. I love beetroot! I would love to try the different coloured ones, but have never found them in our stores around here. I love the salad recipe, except for the olives x

    1. It is very healthy. You can always leave out the olives x

  4. This looks delicious something you wouldn’t normally think of x

    1. It is a little different but very tasty x

  5. Great, this weekend is sorted! Thank you for shaing this 🙂 x

    1. Glad you liked the recipe.

  6. This sounds amazing, I have not had beetroot in ages and love it, I need to give this a try x

    1. Enjoy, this is a great salad.

  7. I have loads of beetroot in my fridge at the moment. I’ll try it with rocket and olives- sounds like an interesting flavor combination.

    1. It does work very well. Hope you get to try it.

  8. I have heard so many wonderful benefits of beetroot, I really do need to try it. This salad looks like an incredible way to try it, the combination of flavors in this look fantastic. The combination of the feta cheese, olives and avocado is very tempting to me.

    1. It is a gorgeous salad, enjoy Sarah 😉

  9. Oh my god this salad looks amazing, I love feta and it looks healthy and vibrant. What is not to love? x

    1. It really is yummy I love this salad.

  10. Beetroot is one of my favourite foods – I even made beetroot brownies the other day! This salad will be perfect for summer 🙂

    1. Those sound interesting I’ve started to make more vegetable cakes recently so must look those up.

  11. Looks so bright! Not really had any beetroot but would be keen to up my super food uptake 🙂

    1. It is a good one and easy to eat.

  12. such a colourful salad, I’ve always loved adding beetroot as much for how a dish can look x

    1. It is great to make a dish more attractive and also healthier too x

  13. this looks lovely I have to say! I normally avoid beetroot but I am tempted!

    1. I’m so pleased you like my salad and really hope you get to try it 😉

  14. I’m not the biggest fan of salad but I find myself eating them more and more as it gets warmer and this one looks fab! x

    1. Thanks Stephanie. I do too the closer to Summer the more I seem to crave them.

  15. Lots of super foods there, very healthy

    1. They sure are and this one is tasty too.

  16. This has made me super hungry! I don’t like beetroot, but would definitely swap it for something like chicken 🙂

    1. That would work, se it’s easy to move things around to make it suit you.

  17. Yum this look like a lovely salad. So colourful as well. xx

    1. It does look pretty doesn’t it!

  18. I don’t eat Feta cheese (sadly) but everything else looks amazingly good! I love beetroot ever since I was a small child hehe.

    1. Me too it is really yummy so I’m glad it’s healthy too x

  19. I love salads too, this looks great, will definitely give it a try!

    1. Enjoy this is a lovely one for all year around.

  20. I love the sound of this recipe as beetroot is one of my favourite things! I am not a massive feta fan so I might substitute it for extra beetroot and olives!!

    1. Lol, that would work, enjoy Tanya.

  21. Sounds like a really yummy meal! I should try it 🙂

    1. It is very tasty i do love my salads.

  22. This looks delicious – all my favourite ingredients! I didn’t like beetroot until a year or so ago (I thought it tasted like mud) but now I love it and can appreciate the sweet earthiness of it!

    1. Our taste does change as we get older. I’m pleased to hear you like it now.

  23. What a lovely looking salad….besides the olives I love everything on this plate x

    1. Aaaahhhh well I hope you get to try it Leah.

  24. This looks good. Arugula (rocket) and feta is one of my favorite salad combinations. Although I do not like beetroot, so I would omit that.

    1. It is really yummy and the ingredients work well. With any salad you can always omit ingredients or replace them for others to suit your taste.

  25. This salad sounds very yummy. Would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It is very nice, enjoy!

  26. I like the sound of this, have never tried avocado with beetroot x

    1. It works well as you get a contrast in flavours and textures.

  27. Unfortunately we’re not a massive fan of beetroot but love avocado! We might be persuaded to try this with the great health benefits x

    1. It is very yummy and worth trying.

  28. I love salads too! This one looks so bright and colourful. I’m not too keen on beetroot, although if I’m honest I’ve only tried it pickled in jars. I’ll definitely try this and hopefully will enjoy that more.

    1. I’ve not tried it pickled yet, I will try and look out for it to try.

  29. This looks really delicious! I’ve been following Slimming a World lately, and have a new found love for salads! I will totally try this recipe x

    1. Glad you liked it I do love salads and there are so many you can make.

  30. I’m not a huge lovers of salad but this does look lush. My favourite salad is a greek salad x

    1. Now that is a good salad too lots of flavour just like this one 😉

  31. Oh wow this looks absolutely DELICIOUS and perfect for the warmer weather xxx

    1. I know isn’t it just, I do love my salad 😉

  32. Vegetables in salads are good sources of insoluble fiber , which keeps your digestive tract healthy.

    1. They are great as they are healthy but also tasty.

  33. oh see as a child when we had salad beetroot was always on our plate its about the only thing I remember eating may just have to try it out now on my own kids

    1. I hope they love it Emma.

  34. I love salads and try to eat some at least once every day. I’ve never eaten avocado though!

    1. Wow really, you must try it it’s lovely.

  35. Looks delicious!

    Perfect for the upcoming warmer weather here in the UK!

    1. It sure is a lovely salad for the Spring and Summer.

  36. I’m naughtily a naughty salad dodger haha, but this rally does look lovely! 😍
    Ashton xx

    1. It is fabulous even if I say so myself 😉

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