Instagram Is Drooling Over Aarón Sánchez's Colorful Beet Salad

Aarón Sánchez, chef and current judge on Fox culinary competition "MasterChef," is undoubtedly most well known for his connection to his Mexican-American roots, which he explores in his restaurants, on his Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, "Taco Trip," and in his cookbooks, including "La Comida del Barrio" and "Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours" (via Food Network). But there's way more to Sánchez's portfolio than just Latin flavors: At his New Orleans eatery Johnny Sánchez, the menu features a wide range of dishes, from a double-stacked cheeseburger to a crispy chicken sandwich.

On his Instagram page, the chef regularly shares Mexican-inspired dishes like adobo-rubbed spatchcock chicken and chiles rellenos. But every once in a while, American food makes its way onto Sánchez's feed, such as one recent post which featured an item from Johnny Sánchez's menu: The pickled beet salad with herbed goat cheese and arugula. The colorful mix of veggies caught the attention of the chef's fans, who seemed eager to dig their forks into the bright salad.

Beets, citrus, and goat cheese, oh my!

Popular chef and television personality Aarón Sánchez maintains an active Instagram page, where he shares everything from photos of his dog Moose to a variety of recipes, including sautéed hominy with pico de gallo. And yesterday, an image the chef posted a photo of a salad currently available at Johnny Sánchez's New Orleans location — of pickled beets with herbed goat cheese and arugula — was a hit with Sánchez's followers, garnering more than 1,300 likes and dozens of comments. And the general consensus appeared to be: This salad looks dope.

"Looks so delicious!!" @ceces_cookies5 wrote, along with a fire emoji. "Beets beets beets. Always have a beet salad when I can. Yum!" commented @chellebarg, who added a series of hearts. "Yes please!! That looks amazing!" added @hmhvalentino.

Other commenters tried to dissect other ingredients in the dish that Sánchez didn't list. "Do see some pistachio action as well??" queried. "For a second there, I thought it was on a tortilla," noted @idkokos1. "Salad burritos need to be a thing." Sign us up for one of these salads — whether it's folded inside a tortilla or not.