Goat Cheese and Beet Spring Salad #15MinuteSuppers

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I am obsessed with this salad…and it’s not just about the taste (which is amazing, by the way). I am obsessed with how sinfully EASY it is to make.

Which is why I’ve been eating a lot of this salad lately…

goat cheese and beet spring salad


Can you blame me?

My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie a few weeks ago, and the only restaurant near the movie theater that didn’t have a 45 minute wait was a pretty basic sit-down burger place. I wasn’t too picky about where we ate as long as we could make the movie…

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I ordered a salad for dinner that night, intrigued by the beets (which I LOVE on salads) and the candied walnuts (which I also love on salads). The salad I ordered at the restaurant had grilled chicken on it, but honestly the chicken was the least-impressive thing about it.

I came home determined to recreate the beet and walnut and goat cheese salad at home…and I was amazed at how easy it was to do. And what’s better, it whipped up in LESS than 15 minutes and was perfect for this week’s 15 Minute SALAD theme.

goat cheese and beet spring salad

Goat Cheese and Beet Spring Salad
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  • Mixed Spring greens with spinach
  • Sliced canned red beets
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Candied walnuts
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp honey

  1. Add vinegar, olive oil, and honey to a mason jar (or another container with a lid). Secure lid and shake til combined.
  2. Set the salad ingredients on a plate: spring greens, sliced beets, crumbled goat cheese, and candied walnuts.
  3. Drizzle salad with vinaigrette and enjoy! OR toss greens with dressing before setting on plates.


The vinaigrette is pretty basic, but if you don’t love vinaigrettes, then try another pre-made dressing. I have also made this salad with a creamy poppyseed dressing which was delicious as well…just a little sweeter than the vinaigrette.

goat cheese and beet spring salad

goat cheese and beet spring salad

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  1. Looks very tasty. I have never tried goat cheese and beets in a salad. I can’t wait to try this recipe.


  2. RICHARD HICKS says:

    This really looks very good and healthy. Not sure the kids would go for it, but I would!


  3. sheila ressel says:

    This looks so good! I love salad and will add this to my recipes. Thanks.


  4. Angela Randall says:

    This salad looks divine! I will definitely be trying this one!


  5. I love the three layer dressing. This looks amazing. Pinning it!
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  6. I think this looks so good! I love beets, candied nuts and goat cheese.
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  7. Looks delicious! I just got a huge bunch of beets from my CSA, and I am going to cook them and use them on salads.
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  8. This salad is just beautiful! I love it when a salad looks as pretty as it tastes.
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  9. I love beets and goat cheese together! This is one of my husband’s favorite types of salad. The dressing looks yummy- must try!
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