After scooping up pea shoots at her farmers' market in Los Angeles, Sunset reader Andrea Kim started mentally composing a recipe as she shopped for other ingredients. We love this unusual combo of creamy avocado with crunchy shoots, earthy-sweet beets, and tangy lemon.

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

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1 hr 30 mins
Serves 4 to 6


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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub beets and put in a baking pan large enough to arrange them in a single layer. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt. Cover with foil and roast until tender when pierced with the tip of a small, sharp knife, about 1 hour.

  • Cool beets until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut into 1/2-in.-thick wedges.

  • Combine pea shoots, shallot, chives, oil, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Top with beets, avocados, and pepper, tossing just to coat.

  • Make ahead: Roasted beets, up to 1 day (peel and slice just before making salad).

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; calories from fat 70%; protein 3.1g; fat 16g; saturated fat 2.3g; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 6g; sodium 437mg.