Golden Beet Salad with Blueberry Lime Dressing

Golden Beet Salad with Blueberry Lime Dressing

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

Happy Friday! The weather has been pretty dreary around here lately, meaning I need to get my sunshine and color from my food! 😉 Hence this golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing!

Easy Golden Beet Salad

This salad may look like it has a lot going on, but it’s pretty simple to whip together.

  • While the beets are sauteing you can prep the rest of the salad – should be ready on your table in 10 minutes!
  • Use pre-cooked chicken, meaning leftover grilled chicken you made previously or even rotisserie chicken you picked up from the store.
  • While the dressing looks bold, bright, thick, and luxurious, it actually just has three ingredients and whips together lickity split in a food processor or blender.

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

Golden Beets Health Benefits

What makes golden beets so healthy?

  • They contain good amounts of fiber, iron, potassium, folic acid
  • Like many orange and yellow-colored fruits and vegetables, they’re packed with significant amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients: vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, lycopene, flavonoids, and zeaxanthin.

How are golden beets different from red beets?

  • Both are highly nutritious options!
  • The pigments responsible for their color are in the same family – one big difference is the betalains in red and purple beet varieties are the culprits behind beeturia (when your urine may turn pink after eating beets).
  • Golden beets are less likely to stain your hands and cutting boards (or cause beeturia lol). 😉
  • Some say anecdotally that golden beets don’t have as strong a flavor as red beets.

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

Golden Beet Salad with Blueberry Lime Dressing Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to substitute your preferred protein – fish, shrimp, baked tofu, garbanzo beans, lentils, etc.
  • You of course can use any type of beet variety if you can’t find/ don’t prefer golden beets
  • You can use any preferred leafy greens/ salad base if you can’t find/ don’t prefer baby kale
  • While the beet sprouts are stunning in color, they’re not always easy to find. Feel free to use any other kind of sprout or microgreen if you’d prefer!
    • Note: use caution with sprouts if you’re pregnant or have a compromised immune system – there actually can be high amounts of foodborne bacteria like salmonella in sprouts due to growing practices.

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

If you give this salad a try, be sure to comment and rate the recipe below. And of course, you can always share your food pics with me on social media! Tag your photos with @nutritiontofit and #nutritiontofit so I’ll see! Can’t wait to see what colorful creations you come up with! Be well!

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

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Golden Beet Salad with Blueberry Lime Dressing

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 salads
Calories: 389 kcal

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor!

free from: wheat/ gluten, soy, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts (does contain coconut)

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Ingredients

  • 3 golden beets peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 6 oz cooked chicken breast
  • 6 oz baby kale salad greens
  • 1/2 avocado peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup beet sprouts or preferred sprouts or microgreens
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Blueberry Lime Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Juice from 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt coconut oil and add golden beet slices. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until beets are soft and tender.
  2. In a blender, food processor, or mini food chopper, puree dressing ingredients (blueberries, coconut oil, lime juice).
  3. Assemble salads by creating a base of greens and adding golden beets, cooked chicken, avocado, sprouts or microgreens, and blueberries. Dressing will be thick, so spoon over the salad.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can substitute any kind of mixed/ salad greens for the base and any type of sprouts or microgreens you desire. 

Leftover rotisserie chicken works great in this recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Golden Beet Salad with Blueberry Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 1064mg30%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 38.6mg47%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This golden beet salad with blueberry lime dressing is a colorful, healthy salad recipe that is packed with nutrition and flavor! It's a great recipe for leftover rotisserie chicken.

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