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Spinach and beet salad with goat cheese, pine nuts, and grapefruit

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Spinach salad with beets, goat cheese, pine nuts, grapefruitSmall amounts of beets go great with green salads.    In fact, seems like almost all fine dining restaurants these days have a green salad with beets on the menu.

This salad combines different flavors which play off one another: tart and sweet, earthy and peppery, fresh and cooked.

Spinach salad with beets, goat cheese, pine nuts, grapefruit

Spinach and beet salad with goat cheese, pine nuts, and grapefruit

Makes 2 or 3 servings



1 Small Beet, cooked
3 cups Spinach
2 tbsp Pine Nuts
1 tbsp Goat Cheese
5 slices of Grapefruit

1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 tsp Agave Nectar
2 squeezed slices of Grapefruit
4 tbsp Olive Oil

1)      To make salad dressing:  Mix vinegar, agave nectar, pepper, squeeze the juice of 2 slices of grapefruit, then add olive oil and mix well, until emulsified.

2)      Cut beet in half and then slice each half into small thin slices.  Cut each grapefruit slice in half.

3)      Place spinach on each serving plate, sprinkle with dressing.  Place sliced beets, grapefruit and pine nuts over spinach, sprinkle with more dressing.  Crumble goat cheese on top.



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  • Vera August 29, 2012, 10:48 pm

    You finally opened the blog!

  • Jess December 16, 2013, 11:01 pm

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog! It’s fantastic! There are so many recipes I plan to to try and the photography is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julia December 18, 2013, 3:18 pm

      Jess, what a sweet comment! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by – you are always welcome here! 🙂

  • judy April 11, 2014, 10:27 am

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    creamy mushroom pasta w/carmelized onions along with a few others–They didnt say” print ” but I tried anyway and then saw 26 of 26 pages coming out!! I had to stop the printer and I’m sure I will be sorry ! there were several recipes I want to try! A wonderful website that I will revisit VERY often!

  • Elena Shetty March 15, 2015, 12:52 pm

    This dish remind me of dish make of raw fish and vegetable of the Easter. But of course, without the raw fish. There’s a balance between color and taste for sure. Absolutely love it.

  • Susan Peterson February 21, 2016, 2:59 am

    This is a great post and I love it. No doubt I’ll try this out sometime soon and I hope it will taste just as well. You’re doing a great work. Keep it coming!

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