Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Beets

March 10, 2021

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Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Beets

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Since it’s beginning to warm up, we are busting out an old favorite for this week’s Market Fresh Cooking recommendation. It’s seasonal, it’s easy and it’s delicious – because that is how we roll!

The Recipe


  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh beets
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in. Place in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, 30-60 minutes. Remove from the water; cool. Peel beets and cut into 1-in. pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil until blended.
  3. Place spinach in a salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Top with beets, goat cheese and walnuts. If desired, sprinkle with additional pepper.


This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!