Crunchy Spinach and Beet Salad

IMG_9428My husband and I love this salad. With the crunchy apple and sunflower seeds, and the flavourful vinaigrette and feta cheese, it personifies my #noboringsalads motto.

If you split this recipe in two, each one will give you just 10 grams of protein. That’s not quite enough for a meal, so pair it with another protein source – a piece of salmon perhaps, or throw in the whole can of chickpeas and call it a vegetarian night. Or, I often add packaged roasted chickpeas for extra fibre, protein and crunch.

The recipe comes from the Nutrition Action Healthletter, one of my favourite reads. It’s a fun way to learn about food and health, pick up a new recipe or two, and support the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest, as they fight for better food policies and labelling.

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Spinach and beet salad with crunch from apple and sunflower seeds, flavour from feta and classic vinaigrette. #noboringsalads
Servings Prep Time
2meal-sized salads 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2meal-sized salads 30minutes
Crunchy Spinach and Beet Salad
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Spinach and beet salad with crunch from apple and sunflower seeds, flavour from feta and classic vinaigrette. #noboringsalads
Servings Prep Time
2meal-sized salads 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2meal-sized salads 30minutes
Ingredients
Salad Ingredients
Classic Vinaigrette
Servings: meal-sized salads
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Instructions
  1. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
    salad ingredients
  2. Mix the vinaigrette ingredients in a food processor or mini-chopper.
  3. Toss and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Roasting and peeling beets can be such a pain! If you want to make it easier, try Love Beets. They come pre-cooked but with no added salt or sugar.

Love Beets

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Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Spinach and Beet Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 323mg 13%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 85%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 13%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.