Beet Orange Salad

5 from 12 votes

This Beet Orange Salad is a simple and classic spring salad that balances the sweetness of beets with the tanginess of oranges - light, flavorful & vibrant

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This Beet Orange Salad is so easy to throw together. You just need some cooked beets, peeled sliced oranges, some greens of choice (I used a baby spinach and arugula mix, but any greens will work) along with feta cheese and walnuts. I can’t even explain to you the goodness and sweetness and yumminess in this simple spring salad! Plus, it’s just so darn pretty!

Beet orange salad topped with feta cheese and walnuts

What ingredients do you need to make the salad

  • Greens: I use a mix of baby spinach and arugula. This would also work well with kale, romaine lettuce or other greens.
  • Beets: You can roast the beets, boil them, or buy them pre-cooked, to make the recipe even faster.
  • Orange: Use any oranges you’d like or even mandarins. I like using navel oranges, peeling them and creating wide slices.
  • Cheese: Feta cheese and goat cheese are popular choices with this beet orange salad.
  • Nuts: Walnuts are very popular combination. But this will work with any other nuts you’d like.
  • Dressing: My homemade dressing is made up of olive oil, orange juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. You just need to whisk them together until the mixture is no longer separated.

Ingredients to make the salad: arugula and spinach mix, beets, oranges, nuts, feta cheese and the homemade dressing

If you boil a big batch of beets, you can store them in the fridge for up to one week and they stay perfectly fine. And that means the prep work for this salad basically disappears! And if you have extra beets, try making my pickled eggs with beets or a roasted beet salad.

The dressing is a really effortless one that I usually make a big batch of and use in all types of salads. The dressing is sweet, tangy and robust and just brings this salad to life!

Beet an orange salad with feta

Top tips to make this salad

  1. Add the dressing when you are ready to serve it. If you add the dressing too early, the greens may wilt. The undressed salad will keep covered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. The dressing can be stored separately in the fridge for up to a week.
  2. Use ripe and fresh ingredients. This simple salad is all about flavor so use the best ingredients you can and preferably organic.

Frequently asked questions

What do you serve with beet orange salad?

This salad is perfect by itself, served as a healthy lunch. It also makes a great side dish for your favorite mains and it’s a great addition to a cookout. Try serving it to accompany other dishes like Sheet Pan SalmonGrilled Chicken Kabobs or Black Bean Burgers.

Do you have to cook the beets for this salad?

Yes. You can either roast or boil the beats, whatever you prefer. Alternatively you can buy pre cooked beets from the store to save time and effort.

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This Beet Orange Salad recipe was originally published on October 17, 2017. I’m re-sharing it with more step-by-step photos and a video tutorial. Here’s the original photo 🙂

Orange Red Beets Feta Spring Salad on a white dish

Beet Orange Salad

This Beet Orange Salad is a simple and classic spring salad that balances the sweetness of beets with the tanginess of oranges - light, flavorful & vibrant
5 from 12 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Salads
Calories 247
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces spinach and arugula mix
  • 4 medium beets cooked and sliced
  • 2 navel oranges peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Whisk together the ingredients of the dressing until it’s well blended.
  • Assemble the salad into one large bowl or two separate bowls. Start by placing the greens at the bottom, followed by interchanging layers of the sliced beets and sliced oranges. Crumble feta cheese on top along with walnuts and drizzle the dressing on top.
  • Enjoy at room temperature or cold.

Video

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight for up to 3 days. But ideally, it's best to consume immediately after tossing the salad.
Make Ahead: You can make the dressing up to 7 days in advance and you can prepare the salad up to 1 day in advance. 
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can play around with the ingredients to switch out the greens, the nuts and the cheese.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 356mg, Potassium: 537mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 926IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 138mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. Can you please share what nuts would be a good substitution for the walnuts? (family member is allergic).
    Thank you
    Susanne

  2. Just made this yummy salad for lunch. Not only did I enjoy the vibrant colors of the beets and Oranges together with the greenery, but cherished every bite of sweet and nutty.