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Crunchy Spinach and Beet Salad

Spinach and beet salad with crunch from apple and sunflower seeds, flavour from feta and classic vinaigrette. #noboringsalads
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Servings 2 meal-sized salads


Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup beets boiled or roasted, peeled and chopped (see note)
  • 1/2 apple diced
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas canned or cooked, no salt added
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds unsalted
  • 30 g light feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp classic vinaigrette

Classic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin


  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
    salad ingredients
  • Mix the vinaigrette ingredients in a food processor or mini-chopper.
  • Toss and enjoy.


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