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avocado and beet salad with cilantro-lime dressing

May 8, 2013

Oh lookie….I made another salad.

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This salad recipe came to me about 3 hours into weeding our cilantro today. We have a 150 foot long bed full of baby cilantro and the weeds are getting out of control.  If I didn’t love cilantro so much I think I would have quick my job. My back will never be the same again! And hey, the next time you look at the price of organic cilantro at the grocery store think of me. It’s worth the price. I promise!

My back may be sore as ever, but at least my taste buds are happy.

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Before I get to the salad recipe I wanted to show you all how great our tomatoes are looking in the greenhouse. There was a huge frost a few weeks ago and our greenhouse got a little too chilly.  We thought we lost our tomatoes for good. However, this first round of tomatoes is bouncing back quickly.  Thank god!


Our little babies are growing strong. I really am a firm believer in the whole “cross your fingers” method. So far it seems to be working for us!

Alright, back to the the salad!

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This is the kind of salad that you can totally play around with. Below is what we made but feel free to make this your own. Dig in!

Avocado and beet salad with cilantro-lime dressing (serves 2)

1/4 cup cooked couscous (we had leftovers from the other night!)

a few large handfuls of spinach

1/2 cup cooked edamame, chilled

1 small avocado, diced

1 large cooked beet, chilled and chopped into small pieces

1/4 of a red cabbage, diced

Feta cheese crumbles for topping

In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients and set aside.

For the dressing:

Juice from 1 lime

2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup cilantro, diced

1 TBS honey

Whisk together all ingredients and drizzle over salad. Serve with a glass of your favorite house wine and some crusty bread. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “avocado and beet salad with cilantro-lime dressing

  1. Simply Life says:

    so exciting with those tomatoes! can’t wait to see how they continue to grow!

  2. I don’t think I’d had a beet anyway but pickled prior to reading your blog. But now I crave them constantly, order them at restaurants (WHAT! 1 year ago Kelly is still stunned by this), and am making them left and right. You rock 🙂

  3. lisa fine says:

    I love that you often use feta in your dishes. For some reason I seem to overlook the feta when I’m buying groceries, but it adds such a great tang and saltiness to dishes.

    Your farm is looking great!

  4. This dressing sounds great! And I am so jealous that you will have all those organic tomatoes soon – my favorite!!

  5. Julia says:

    My taste buds are doing a happy dance right now! Love the cilantro lime dressing with all the tasty veggies. I’ love the edamame on there! Your tomatoes look like the happiest plants…you’re such great planet parents!

  6. I love this salad! I have been indulging in dessert a little too much lately and could use something healthy and satisfying like this in my life. I love cilantro too and actually couldn’t find any organic at the store last week. Darn Cinco de Mayo. But I will always think of you and your back when I happily pay the $1.29 per bunch! 🙂

  7. I’ve never tried avocado and beets together but now I’m so curious to try – two of my favourite ingredients together would be wonderful!

  8. Joanne says:

    I always love your salads because they are large and in charge! Necessary for fueling all that weeding you’re doing! I would happily pay extra for organic cilantro (and do!) knowing all the work that goes into it!

  9. Your food is totally inspiring me right now. Need more and more green!

  10. That first picture SOLD me! I just want to dive into this salad!

  11. Yummy salad! I’ve been on a cilantro phase lately too, I’ve used like 5 bunches in the past 2 weeks… I was wondering why you werent around my WP feed anymore… love the new look!!!

  12. Gabrielle says:

    Just made this recipe! It was a blast with my friends. Thank you!

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