Avocado, Yellow Beet, and Green Bean Salad

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The combination of creamy avocado with the crunch of crisp beets and the snap of green beans is a real palate pleaser. The colors are as startling and varied as the tastes. Key to this easy-to-prepare salad is avoiding overcooking the beets; they should still be crunchy. Cook in salty water until your fork just pierces them and the skin is easy to remove.

510
Calories
35g
Fat
18g
Protein
4
Servings

Ingredients

4 yellow or red beets washed (trimmed and quartered)
2 c green beans (trimmed)
1 c Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
2 T pomegranate juice (optional)
1 T Dijon mustard
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 T honey
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t ground pepper
2 avocados peeled and diced
4 oz goat cheese
1/3 c of chopped hazelnuts
10 oz salad greens
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
510
Calories from Fat: 
310
Total Fat: 
35g
Saturated Fat: 
10g
Cholesterol: 
30mg
Sodium: 
570mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
40g
Dietary Fiber: 
9g
Sugars: 
24g
Protein: 
18g
Vitamin A: 
70%
Vitamin C: 
30%
Calcium: 
40%
Iron: 
20%

Preparation:

Step 1

Place beets in a medium size pot. Add enough water to cover them and season the water with salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 20-30 minutes until a fork just pierces the beets. Remove the beets from boiling water and run under cold water, removing the skins. The skins should come off easily. In the meantime bring 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes, until bright green. Remove beans and rinse under cold water.

Step 2

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, pomegranate juice, mustard, vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.

Step 3

On 4 plates arrange mixed greens, beets, avocados, and green beans. Drizzle each salad with dressing and garnish with goat cheese and hazelnuts

Ingredients

4 yellow or red beets washed (trimmed and quartered)
2 c green beans (trimmed)
1 c Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
2 T pomegranate juice (optional)
1 T Dijon mustard
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 T honey
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t ground pepper
2 avocados peeled and diced
4 oz goat cheese
1/3 c of chopped hazelnuts
10 oz salad greens
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
510
Calories from Fat: 
310
Total Fat: 
35g
Saturated Fat: 
10g
Cholesterol: 
30mg
Sodium: 
570mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
40g
Dietary Fiber: 
9g
Sugars: 
24g
Protein: 
18g
Vitamin A: 
70%
Vitamin C: 
30%
Calcium: 
40%
Iron: 
20%

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