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Colorful Beet Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese

This colorful Beet Salad Recipe will quickly become one of your new favorite salads. Spiralized beets, apples and carrots on a bed on baby spinach, lightly dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. I’ve added a sprinkle of roasted pepitas for crunch and a handful of crumbled feta for extra deliciousness.

Beet Carrot Apple Salad
Beet Salad

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Beet Salad Recipe

I happen to be a fan of beets. I’m the only one in my house who eats them. I’ve always liked them, even as a kid.

I wanted to make a pretty salad with all of the beautiful colors of fall vegetables, but it had to be fresh tasting and not terribly time consuming. This salad looks like it took all day, when in fact, it took about 7 minutes.

beet salad

Aside from peeling a few veggies and running them through the spiralizer, there isn’t much to it. Whisk up a vinaigrette in 2 minutes and this entire salad is done in under 10 minutes. How’s that for speedy?

Also, I had a plate of this drizzled with a really good Spanish olive oil and a sprinkling of flaked sea salt and it was divine. So, if you don’t feel like whisking up a vinaigrette, it’s still delicious.

My favorite flake salt is Maldon, it is very clean-tasting and the perfect finishing salt. I keep it in a cute salt cellar on the counter so it’s always within reach.

Spiralized Beet Spinach Salad

If you’ve never used a spiralizer before, it’s a snap. The beet and apple were really easy to run through. The carrot, on the other hand, a bit trickier. Use the fattest carrot you can find.

Beet, Carrot, Apple Spinach Salad

If you can’t find really large carrots, just know that they will come out in smaller semi-circles, not beautiful spirals like the beet, which is not a big deal.

The other option is a vegetable peeler. You can make long ribbons out of the carrot, or just grate them and call it a day.

spinach salad with beets, apples and carrots

This recipe is easily made vegan by omitting the cheese.  If that isn’t a concern, let me say that goat cheese is also really good here.

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Used in this recipe

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette – This is my go to salad dressing. Bright and tangy from the lemon, a touch of sweetness from the honey and the whole grain mustard ties it all together.

Yield: 2 people

Spiralized Beet, Carrot, Apple Spinach Salad

Spiralized Beet, Carrot, Apple Spinach Salad

Beautiful beet salad recipe with spiralized veggies on a bed of baby spinach. Lightly dressed with vinaigrette, then topped with crunchy pepitas and tangy feta.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 red beets, peeled
  • 2 yellow beets, peeled
  • 3 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 3 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted pepitas
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lemon + bowl of cold water
  • Honey Lemon Vinaigrette, link to recipe in post above ↑

Instructions

  1. Make vinaigrette, set aside.
  2. Portion spinach into bowls, or on platter. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Fill a small/medium, non-reactive bowl with cold water and squeeze half a lemon into the water. Drop the lemon half into the water and set aside.
  3. Using the fine shredding blade, make "noodles" with the apple. Immediately submerge apple rings into the lemon water. This will keep the apple from turning brown.
  4. Next, run the yellow beet through the spiralizer and set aside. Repeat with the carrots and finally the red beets.
  5. Layer all of the veggies on top of the spinach, sprinkle with pepitas and cheese (if using) and drizzle with vinaigrette. Dig in.

Notes

This salad serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side salad.
Swap out creamy goat cheese for feta for a different take on this salad

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 big bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 875mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 10gSugar: 21gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.

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Recipe originally published 10/16/17, most recent update 9/3/20

4 Comments

    1. Hi! The beets and carrots would be fine overnight, but if you want to spiralize the apples ahead of time, make sure you place them in acidulated water (water with lemon juice) or they will turn brown.

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