The following post was originally featured on The Whole Tara and was written by Tara Milhem, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

Today we’re talking sliders. Grilled Beet Sliders with Summer Salsa consisting of guac and mangos, because who doesn’t love avocado and Summer fruits! This is your burger without actually having to have a burger, and it’s overflowing with absolute deliciousness.

Cue the pool party and summer BBQs.

Despite the fact that I pretty much cook for a living, there’s one thing that I absolutely can’t stand. And that one thing is peeling beets. It takes foreverrrr to roast, not to mention the time you have to wait for it to cool, and then your hands get stained blood red for days, and it looks like you just did something you weren’t supposed to do. So to make life significantly easier, I used Love Beets’ cooked beets and saved myself an hour of slaving away. Woohoo!

From The Whole Tara

Grilled Beet Sliders With Summer Salsa

Notes

These grilled beet sliders with mango salsa and guacamole are a healthy Summer BBQ recipe. They are made with Love Beets’ cooked beets and grilled to perfection!

Ingredients

For the guacamole:

1 avocado, peeled


2 tablespoons lime juice


1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped


1 clove garlic, minced


3 tablespoons red onion, chopped


Sea salt to taste

For the mango salsa:

1 mango, peeled, cored, and chopped


1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped


? cup red onion, finely chopped


2 tablespoons lime juice

For the sliders:

1 8.8-ounce package cooked beets, sliced into ½-inch-thick rounds


6 slider buns, grilled


Sprouts to serve

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the guacamole to a small bowl and mash using a fork until it reaches desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Add all of the ingredients for the mango salsa to a bowl and stir well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high and spray it with cooking spray.
  4. Slice the beets into ½-inch-thick rounds and lightly brush or spray both sides with olive oil.
  5. Grill beet slices for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until charred and hot.
  6. Lightly spray or butter the slider buns and grill until they reach desired crispness, about 2 minutes.
  7. Assemble sliders by adding desired amount of guacamole, sliced grilled beets, and mango salsa to each slider bun.