My Favorite Beet Salad


Fresh roasted beets over a bed of baby spinach with tomatoes, avocados, onions and feta cheese drizzled with a balsamic dressing. You can cut this recipe in half for 4 servings, though it so good the next day too that I always make plenty.

close up view of Beet Salad with avocado, cheese, lettuce and tomato on a platter
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
8 servings


  • 6 large beets, trimmed

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ red onion, chopped, or to taste

  • 1 (4 ounce) container crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place the beets into a large bowl, and drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Lay out 2 large squares of aluminum foil on a work surface, and place 3 beets onto the center of each sheet. Fold the aluminum foil into 2 envelopes, sealing the beets into the packets; place the packets into a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Check for tenderness after 1 hour by piercing a beet with a fork. Open the foil, and allow the beets to cool until they can be handled; peel, and slice.

  4. Lay out the spinach leaves on an attractive oblong-shaped serving platter. Sprinkle pieces of tomato and avocado over the spinach leaves, and top with chopped red onion. Lay the sliced warm beets over the salad, and top with crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and Dijon mustard until smooth; pour over the salad to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
32g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1108mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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