Beet and Spinach Salad

Beet and Spinach Salad

Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4



  • 1 medium beet peeled and grated
  • 2 pears cored and sliced
  • 5 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. chopped red onion or to taste


  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Make the dressing by combining the dressing ingredients in a drinking glass, small bowl, or jar. Stir/shake well. Give it a taste and adjust ingredients as needed (e.g. add more honey or vinegar).
  • Peel the beets and cut off the ends. Using a regular box grater, grate them. Prep other salad ingredients and add them to a large bowl. The beets will turn everything pink, so if you don't want that, toss the salad THEN add the cheese and pears on top like I did.
  • I like to season the salad itself as well as the dressing with salt & pepper, so add some salt & pepper and then toss with the dressing (shake/stir well first). Serve immediately.
Keyword Balsamic Vinegar, Beets, Garlic, Green Onions, Honey, Pear, Spinach