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Simple Menu Ideas for your Summer BBQ's

This Simple Menu Plan will help make putting together your own Backyard BBQ a breeze!

Beet & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

I always like to have a fresh crisp salad with my meal, this is especially true in the winter when I'm missing garden fresh produce. But I also like to try to eat what is in season, making this a perfect winter salad because it uses cold weather greens and root veggies. This easy, rich beet salad has a crisp, clean and nutty taste a perfect accompaniment to heavier holiday fare.  Here's my recipe:

Beet & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

Beet & Blue Cheese Spinach SaladIngredients

  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 3 Cooked Beets, cubed
  • 1/3 Cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 Tblsp Balsamic Vinaigrette


  1. Cook the beets with the skin on until fork tender. Allow them to cool, then peel off skin and cube.
  2. Add all your ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add a light coating of the Balsamic Vinaigrette and toss before serving.
Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 40 mins.
Cook time: 5 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.
Tags: Beet & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad, beet salad, beets, blue cheese salad, salad, Spinach Salad, Vegetarian, winter salad, root veggie salad, cold weather greens,


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