Papa's Favorite Beet Salad


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
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

  • ½ 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


  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. 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
21g Fat
19g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 38mg 189%
Calcium 222mg 17%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 957mg 20%

* 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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