There is so much about this salad that makes me happy.
It has beets. Awesome, awesome beets, which have been proven to improve athletic performance and recovery.
It as a creamy, sliced-just-as-it-was-ripe avocado.
Ok, the grapefruit I threw in because the two blood oranges I brought home from the store were kinda disappointing.
But best of all, it has my favorite salad dressing of all time. You probably can’t even call it a dressing. There’s no prep work. It’s just lemon, chili, and salt. It’s a super classic combination that goes well on just about ever fruit or veggie or root that you could ever pick.
I wanted some jicama for this too, but I’m kind of glad I couldn’t find any because this turned out so good just the way it is. I’m even glad that the blood oranges were bad because this grapefruit was bursting with flavor….you know how sometimes you can get the bland, disappointing ones? Not this. What’s even better is that I usually get bad photo luck on my day off and get stuck with a cloud cover. But the sky was bright and waiting for spring.
It’s probably kind of silly to get this happy about a salad, where would be be without the everyday little things that bring us joy?