This easy-to-do salad is a tangy and healthy way to add fresh spinach and beets to your diet.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, Chardonnay, and sugar in a small bowl. Place the beets and onions in a small, sealable container. Pour the vinegar mixture over the beets and onions to completely cover. Seal top; marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours.

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  • When ready to serve, divide spinach leaves between four salad plates. Top with beet mixture, and drizzle salads with a bit of the marinating liquid.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; 2 g protein; 18.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 235.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
This was a nice change from your ordinary salad. The ingredient list said that the sugar was optional and I left it out since we like the tartness of vinegar. I bought beets for the first time just to make this and I was not disappointed. I did add a few mushrooms croutons and a sprinkle of parmesan to make it more colorful and appealing to my husband since he is not big on veggies but it really didn't add much flavor and was not necessary. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
tasty but lacking something. Next time will try adding more "salad ingredients" Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
This was a nice change from your ordinary salad. The ingredient list said that the sugar was optional and I left it out since we like the tartness of vinegar. I bought beets for the first time just to make this and I was not disappointed. I did add a few mushrooms croutons and a sprinkle of parmesan to make it more colorful and appealing to my husband since he is not big on veggies but it really didn't add much flavor and was not necessary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
This was a nice change from your ordinary salad. The ingredient list said that the sugar was optional and I left it out since we like the tartness of vinegar. I bought beets for the first time just to make this and I was not disappointed. I did add a few mushrooms croutons and a sprinkle of parmesan to make it more colorful and appealing to my husband since he is not big on veggies but it really didn't add much flavor and was not necessary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Very delicious. I thought it would be tangy with all the vinegar but it was perfect. I let the beets sit in the marinade overnigt. I also added fresh mushrooms and parmasean cheese. This salad is awesome and very healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2011
Great!!! I love Beets. Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
i adored this. when i was pregs i couldn't get enough beets!! it takes a while to prep but is worth it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2011
This was a verygood salad but make sure you add the sugar. Very bitter otherwise. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
Great recipe. I started it before I realized the beets were canned. Canned beets are yuk. I roasted some fresh yellow and red beets (which doubled the amounts of beets) and used those in place of the canned beets. I also encourage tossing the salad immediately before serving with the spinach in place of drizzling the dressing on. I topped with a dollop of goat cheese (why not?)and some warm toasted pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Very tasty lots of flavor - nice change from regular salad Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
tasty but lacking something. Next time will try adding more "salad ingredients" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2013
Very good. Use roasted fresh beets add toasted almonds and grated feta cheese if available Read More
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