Recipe: Beetroot Pear Salad

I found some delicious looking pears at my local fruit & veggie shop and decided a salad was in order, and this beetroot pear salad was the result! It’s oh so tasty, easy to whip up and perfect for lunch or as a side at dinner. Yum!

Beetroot Pear Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

I used pre-roasted beetroot to make this salad which definitely made it faster to whip up, but you can of course roast your own as well. I’ve shared instructions on how I roast beetroot in some old posts which you can find here.

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1/4 cup walnuts + 2tbs for the dressing
  • 250g beetroot
  • 75g feta
  • Small bunch of fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2tsp honey
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Place the spinach in a serving dish
  2. Thinly slice the pears and roughly chop the walnuts and add to the dish
  3. Slice the beetroot into chunks and add, along with the crumbled feta and fresh basil leaves
  4. Combine the olive, vinegar, honey, mustard and remaining walnuts in a jar and shake well to combine. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Just prior to serving drizzle with the dressing and enjoy!

Beetroot Pear Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

It’s seriously so quick and easy to whip up! I love that this beetroot pear salad has such a range of flavours and textures even with such a short ingredients list, and the dressing adds such a nice tang as well. I had to stop myself from eating the whole lot before I was meant to serve it up!

Do be careful when you’re cutting up the beetroot – it’s definitely not something you should prep while wearing white! I usually use a separate small chopping board for it so everything doesn’t go pink immediately, although it all ends up like that in the end I guess!

Beetroot Pear Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

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1 Comment on Recipe: Beetroot Pear Salad

  1. merilyn
    April 10, 2017 at 7:39 am (7 years ago)

    thankyou liz!
    I love the look of this and I can see how this combo could work! … yum!
    hope you are well lovely!
    much love m:)X


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