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Energizing Bliss Salad with Beets, Avocado, and Basil

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This Energizing Bliss Salad with Beets, Avocado, and Basil is packed with fresh veggies and topped with a sprinkle of hemp seeds and a handful of fresh basil. Full of fiber, fat, and protein, it's sure to keep you going and energized all day long.
Servings 4 as a side dish; 2 as a main dish


For the Beets:

  • 1 medium beet scrubbed
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the Dressing:

  • 1 small clove garlic finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey substitute maple syrup to make this vegan
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 2 large carrots scrubbed and grated or spiralized
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup currants or raisins
  • ¼ cup dried figs chopped
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 8 basil leaves chopped


  • Using a spiralizer or box grater, spiralize or grate the beet. Place in a small bowl, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt, then add the apple cider vinegar. Stir, then set aside.
  • Combine the minced garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, black pepper, honey, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Combine the arugula, carrots, walnuts, currants or raisins, and dried figs in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, tossing to combine. Arrange on plates or on a large platter.
  • Remove the beets from the apple cider vinegar marinade, discarding the marinade. Top with the salad with the marinated beets, then sprinkle with hemp seed and basil leaves. Serve immediately.


I used this Spiral Vegetable Slicer for this recipe.