I wanted to call this Beet and Berry Salad something fun like The Yankee or The American. While I was making it I was getting major American vibes with these bright red of the beets, the white of the feta and the beautiful blueberries. I decided against it. Good name or not, no worries.. this salad is a hit!
This Beet & Berry Salad with Feta is filled with delicious ingredients:
- Raw Beets
- Beet Leaves
- Snap Peas
- Orange Zest
This salad is lightly tossed in a orange poppy seed vinaigrette and its SO FRESH! If you end up loving the vinaigrette check out my Balsamic Strawberry Spinach Salad. It is the exact same without the orange juice. You will end up with more dressing than necessary. So, I would HALF it if you are just making this salad. Alternatively you can make the whole amount. This dressing keeps well in the fridge for a month!
Loving blueberries in your salads right now? Try this Grilled Peach Blueberry Salad with Balsamic Glaze next it has blueberries too 😍
Beet and Berry Summer Salad
- 3 Cups Baby Spinach
- 5 Beet Leaves
- 3 Cups Grated Beets
- 1 Cup Green Snap Peas Diced
- 2 Stalks Green Onion
- 3 Tablespoon Feta Cheese Crumbled
- ¾ Cup Blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
- 1 Orange Juiced
- ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil Light tasting
- 1½ Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
- 2 Tablespoons Honey Liquid
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Cut the root and the leaves off of the beets. Then peel the beets. This is a great time to wear gloves unless its Halloween and you want to have pink hands for a costume.
- Using a box grater or other grater run the beets on along it on their longest side to create long beat strips. You could get fancy and spiralize the beets for this recipe if you have the tools for it!
- Wash and cut the beet root leaves into 2-3 inch pieces.
- Dice the peas and Cut the Green Onion Stalks into thin strips (Julienne)
- Add All of the prepared ingredients to a bowl
- Top with Blueberries and Crumbled Feta cheese. Add Dressing. Toss to combine. Enjoy!
- Add all of the ingredients into a jar and cover tightly with a lid and shake vigorously until well combined. You can also use an immersion blender or a simple fork or whisk in a bowl.
Beets are so good for you!
Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet.
Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.
Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.
Many of these benefits are due to their high content of inorganic nitrates.
Beetroots are delicious raw but more frequently cooked or pickled. Their leaves — known as beet greens — can also be eaten.
There are numerous types of beetroot, many of which are distinguished by their color — yellow, white, pink, or dark purple.