This spinach salad is loaded with all sorts of good things! Fresh beets, earthy lentils, tangy goat cheese and crispy walnuts! Drizzled with an amazing tahini maple dressing! Every bite is filled with so much delicious flavors! Will become a family favorite, it's also great for meal prep and perfect for packed lunches!
I love beets. I know that some of you don't, so feel free to remove them from the salad, it will still be good without them. What I like about the beets in this salad is that you don't even have to cook them.
Have you tried raw beets? They are crisp and delicious. The secret is to slice them really thinly. You could also use my Pickled Beets in this salad, they would be so good. We add them to almost all of our salads.
Ingredients in this Spinach, Beet and Lentil Salad
Tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup combine to make a creamy sweet tart dressing perfect for this salad.
Beets and carrots thinly sliced - I used a mandoline to make this task super easy.
Baby spinach - easy to find at most grocery stores. Can use any lettuce blend that you like.
Lentils - cooked or canned will work.
Walnuts - toast them first in a dry skillet over medium heat until they turn golden.
This salad is so good! All of the flavors work together and you will use the dressing on so many other salads. It's also good on grilled chicken! Feel free to omit or substitute for any ingredients you don't like.
I know that beets are one of those love them or hate them type of vegetables. We love them and did you know that Beets are Really Healthy? I personally like that they are low in calories, while still be nutrient dense!
I found this salad in an old Cooking Light Magazine.
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Spinach, Beet and Lentil Salad
- 2 tsp tahini
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp maple syrup
- 1 ½ cups baby spinach
- 2 tbs beets thinly sliced
- ½ cup lentils cooked
- 2 tbs carrots shaved
- 2 tbs walnuts chopped
- 2 tbs goat cheese crumbled
- Mix together tahini, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl.
- Place spinach in a bowl and top with other ingredients. Drizzle on the dressing.
Update note - this was originally published in 2017 and has been updated for 2019.