Warm Beet Salad with Pistachios and Gorgonzola

Number of Servings: 6 (241 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Warm Beet Salad

If you have rubber gloves, I would definitely recommend wearing them to peel your beets, unless you enjoy explaining your pink fingers to everyone you encounter for the next 24 hours. Also, if you have access to baby beet greens, by all means substitute them for the spinach in this salad.


  • 2 ½ lbs. beets
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 3 Tbsp. pistachios, chopped
  • 1 oz. Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Wash the beets and sprinkle with the salt. Wrap each beet tightly in a foil. Place beets onto the center of the middle rack of the oven and roast until tender (60-90 minutes). Unwrap beets and allow cool enough to handle safely (15-20 minutes).
  2. While the beets are cooling, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Sauté the minced onion until soft and starting to brown (5-6 minutes).
  3. Remove onions from heat and whisk in the mustard and vinegar.
  4. Using paper towels, wipe away the skins of the beets.
  5. Divide spinach, beets, onions, and vinegar mix evenly. Top each plate with pistachios, cheese, and scallions.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 241 g

Amount per serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 23%
Total Sugars 15g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 85.5mg 6%
Iron 2.3mg 15%
Potassium 795mg 15%
Vitamin A 99.1mcg 10%
Vitamin C 16.4mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 8%
Vitamin K 106.9mcg 90%
Thiamin 0.1mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 10%
Niacin 1.8mg 10%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 15%
Folate 250.6mcg 63%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.5mcg 2%
Chloride 53.7mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 6%
Phosphorus 109.6mg 8%
Iodine 0.7mcg 0%
Magnesium 66.2mg 15%
Zinc 0.9mg 8%
Selenium 1.9mcg 4%
Copper 0.2mg 25%
Manganese 0.9mg 40%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.7mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Beets, Spinach, Onion, Balsamic Vinegar, Gorgonzola Cheese (pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Natamycin, Penicillium Roqueforti), Pistachios, Olive Oil, Scallion, Salt, Dijon Mustard (water, Mustard Seed, Mustard Flour, Vinegar, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tumeric, Spices).

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