Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 19th
  • Ready In1h 45m
  • Servings4
  • Calories281

The deep, satisfying flavor of beets adds sweetness to a pretty salad of baby spinach, tomato, and avocado, drizzled with a light dressing. This salad has been a huge hit with everyone, even my 8-year-old grandson.

Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad for 4 servings:

  • 3 beets, washed and trimmed, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or more to taste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (4 ounce) container crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 45m

To cook Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad within 1 hour 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Papa’s Favorite Beet Salad easily:

  1. 1 Place beets into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Drain and cool until beets can be easily handled. Peel beets, cut into cubes, and place in a bowl; refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  2. 2 Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic salt together in a large bowl until smooth. Add beets, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and feta cheese; toss. Top salad with spinach and toss.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 281 calories; 20.6 grams of fat; 19.4 grams of carbohydrates; 8.4 grams of protein; 25 milligrams of cholesterol; 592 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 24th 2019

    I'll admit I used canned beets (rinsed and cut into large chunks), but this was still really delicious. When I have more time, I'll do it the way the recipe recommends.

  2. Feb 25th 2018

    Such a great salad. By itself or with meat, gonna try topping leftovers with a poached egg for breakfast.

  3. Nov 29th 2017

    I made the recipe exactly as written, it was delicious, the flavors from the dressing beets and other veggies was awesome. We had this with steak on the grill will definitely keep this recip ...

  4. Oct 16th 2017

    everyone loved this salad!

  5. Dec 17th 2016

    Excellent! My husband doesn't like beets so I don't get much of an opportunity to eat them. I thought I'd try this recipe - he loved it!

  6. Dec 4th 2016

    I LOVE, but have never reviewed a recipe until now. This beer salad was seriously so delicious! Even my picky hubby who hates anything new raved about it. So good!!!

  7. Aug 15th 2016

    Very easy recipe that tastes wonderful on a summer's night. My husband, who absolutely refuses to eat beets, actually had a second helping along with my kids. That marks "SUCCESS" in my bo ...

  8. Mar 10th 2015

    Fabulous salad! I had roasted some beets last night, and was looking for a salad to use them in and stumbled upon this recipe, and so glad that I did. We used mixed greens in place of the sp ...

  9. Sep 3rd 2014

    Delicious! Loved everything but the onions. Simple & very tasty ! A+