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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

I used this Spiral Vegetable Slicer for this recipe.