Beet Salad + Jicama, Avocado, Oranges Print Recipe Print Recipe


Whosoever speeding up time, can you please stop. I swear it was just market Monday.

Then again, our little weekend getaway, it was almost as if time stopped. Or maybe that’s just what happens when you lose cell service and don’t pack your computer…

Mental note: schedule more  getaways that don’t “accept” cell phone and computers.




Okay, have you ever had raw beets before?  I’ve always had them cooked, but never raw and surprisingly with a good dressing, they’re pretty good.

When I saw this recipe in one of my magazines, I ripped it out & added it to the “must make” pile. It’s quite a large stack if you can imagine so sat there for a while.

Since the market had a lot of the ingredients, I figured this was a good time to test it out.  Plus, I’m on a major avocado kick. I swear they make every good salad, great.

Yep, it’s true. This was a GREAT salad. I’m actually surprised I was able to stop stuffing my face long enough to photograph it.

If only I wasn’t so afraid I was going to cut off my finger on the mandoline <grating>, I would be making and eating this all week long.

I’d even eat it for breakfast.



This weekend we had a nice little <24 hour> getaway to Sea Ranch to spend time with friends of ours.

We drank wine.  I cooked.  The Mr. made a fire. We watched the ocean. It was all perfect.

Since it was a 4 hours drive, you know me, I came prepared. I packed a cooler filled with wine <& champagne>, fruit, nut mix, a smoothie and of course this salad.  Hey, you never know and guess what? There weren’t any leftovers by the time we got home.

This beet salad actually saved me. Well, saved me from biting off my husband’s head. Me and low blood sugar, it can be a dangerous thing.



Raw Beet Salad with Jicama, Avocado and Oranges

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  • 1 cup raw beets, grated/thinly sliced
  • 1 cup jicama, grated/thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 navel orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon almonds, chopped


Place beets, jicama, avocado, oranges and cilantro in a large bowl.

To prepare the dressing, whisk together orange juice concentrate, lime juice, cumin, and coriander in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil.

Pour dressing over the beet mixture and toss to mix together.

Season with salt + pepper, to taste

Before serving, sprinkle with chopped almonds and enjoy!


*gluten-free *dairy-free

Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times Magazine


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  • Averie @ LV&Y

    Gorgeous salad…I love beets, and jicama…your photos are so light and airy and gorgeous, as usual 🙂

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This salad is lovely! I haven’t tried raw beets but I really must! Awesome idea!

  • Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    the colors are SO GORGEOUS!  

  • Bev Weidner

    Oh LORD I want to slide my head into that jar and never come out. 

  • Maria

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend! Love this salad!

  • Juice

    You make it all look so beautiful.  If it looks good it usually tastes even better.

  • MikeVFMK

    I’m not the biggest salad fan, but this salad. This one?! whoa. Photos looks great too!

  • Erika Nolan

    Love that, will have to try it! Just made an amazing salad with arugula, blood oranges, fennel, red onion and Parmesan with vinaigrette….ate it so fast didn’t have time to take a pic!  

  • Love & Lemons

    I love beets and avocado together! I usually roast beets, but I’ll have to try them raw since this looks so delicious.

  • barbara

    I love the idea of the mason jar, I agree avocado makes anything great.

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Raw beets are wonderful! It’s actually been a whole since I’ve cooked them, but I enjoy them both ways. This is lovely!

  • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free

    Beautiful colors. We love jicama too.

  • Staci Wittwer

    I’m so excited to try this!  Thank you for sharing!

  • Heather @ Stuffed Pepper

    Gorgeous salad! We’re actually having an avocado theme at Stuffed Pepper coming up next. We’d love for you to submit this!

  • Anonymous

    Just picked my last tender beets of the season!  Gingered Beet Smoothie for lunch and Raw Beet Salad with Jicama for dinner!! Thanks!