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Spinach Beet Salad is a wonderful addition to your summer meals. Fresh Baby Spinach, Mandarin Oranges, Glazed English Walnuts, Pickled Beets, and Feta Cheese, with a delightful vinaigrette. Click to Tweet

This Spinach Beet Salad is a wonderful addition to your summer meals. Fresh Baby Spinach, Mandarin Oranges, Glazed English Walnuts, Pickled Beets, and Feta Cheese, with a delightful sweet vinaigrette. Serve either as a side salad or as a light dinner salad with flatbread.

Serve Cooled Walnut in a Pretty Dish

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Incorporated into this salad are two of my favorite recipes: Glazed English Walnuts and Easy Pickled Beets. Now, of course, you may use plain English walnuts and/or sliced pickled beets from the store (or maybe even canned beets from your garden) instead. That’s up to you. But I think you will really enjoy the blended flavor that each of these gives to the salad. 

Serve Spinach Salad with Beets and Mandarin Oranges on Pretty Plates or Bowls - Blue WillowI’m not sure who invented the idea of adding fruit and/or nuts to a tossed salad, but I love those additions. When I first served such salad to my husband, he looked at me like I was crazy. Where’s the Ranch Dressing? Why did you put oranges and nuts in my salad? But fruit, nuts, and yes, beets, are fun additions that make an ordinary salad, extraordinary.

This spinach salad is so easy to make, too. You don’t even need to cut up any vegetables to put on it. Just open up a bag of spinach, drain a can of mandarin oranges and toss everything together.

 

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Ingredients for Spinach Beet Salad

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • package of baby spinach
  • mandarin oranges
  • Glazed English Walnuts
  • Easy Pickled Beets
  • Feta Cheese

The Dressing

  • balsamic vinegar
  • honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

 

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Ingredients for this RecipeGather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Add Cheese, Walnuts, Mandarin Oranges, and Beets to the SaladIn a large salad bowl, layer spinach, mandarin oranges, English walnuts, and beets. Gently toss to incorporate. 

Alternately, you may add spinach to individual bowls and then  strategically place the mandarin oranges, beets, and walnuts on the salad. Doing so, will help eliminate any damage to the oranges or spreading of the beet juice.

 

Prepare the Salad Dressing

Prepare the Balsamic Vinegar DressingIn a small bowl, mix together Balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and freshly ground black pepper.

Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Whisk to EmulsifySlowly add the the extra virgin olive oil and whisk until the dressing emulsifies.

Transfer Dressing to a Cruet BottleAt this point you may pour the dressing into a serving cruet, if desired.

Serving Spinach Beet Salad with Sliced BeetsWhen ready to serve, drizzle the vinegar dressing over the salad. Sprinkle individual servings with Feta cheese as desired. Serve with crackers, flatbread, or Crunchy Sourdough Breadsticks

 

This salad will serve 4-6 people. 

Find more Salad Recipes Here. See Flatbread Recipes Here.

 

Featured Image - Recipe for Spinach Beet Salad

Spinach Beet Salad

Here's a delicious recipe to enjoy this summer with pickled beets, English walnuts, Feta cheese, and mandarin oranges. So yummy!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 6

Ingredients 

Balsamic Honey Dressing

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • In a large bowl, layer spinach, oranges, walnuts, and beets. Gently toss to combine.
  • Alternately, you may add spinach to individual bowls and then strategically place the mandarin oranges, beets, and walnuts on the salad. Doing so, will help eliminate any damage to the oranges or spreading of the beet juice.

Make the Dressing

  • In a small bowl, mix together Balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Slowly add extra virgin olive oil and whisk until the dressing emulsifies. If desired, pour into a cruet bottle for serving.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle vinegar dressing over salad. Sprinkle individual servings with Feta cheese as desired. Serves 4-6

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 5802IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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