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This beet and pear salad recipe is a bright and fresh appetizer or side dish, with mixed greens, sliced pears, tender beets, and walnuts, tossed with a 5-minute honey vinaigrette dressing. It’s both simple and elegant, with a nice flavor combination from the earthy beets, sweet pears, and honey.

I absolutely love making this salad when beets are in season, it makes the perfect starter or light lunch. Serve this salad with some toasted simple sourdough or alongside your favorite protein for a nice meal.

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This salad has a fantastic flavor combination of pears and beets- they balance each other so nicely tossed together with greens. I use cooked beets for this recipe. You can buy them canned, or cook fresh beets in the Instant Pot which is what I always do!

Don’t be intimidated by making your own salad dressing, either! This super simple vinaigrette is made with pantry staple ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make. Once I started making my own salad dressings at home, I haven’t bought any bottled dressings from the store. It’s amazing what a fresh dressing does to a salad!

This Beet and Pear Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Easy to Make
  • Requires No Cooking
  • Ready in about 15 Minutes
  • Plant-Based & Vegetarian
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A Sweet & Savory Salad Recipe You’ll Love

We absolutely love big bold salads, with fresh flavors and simple dressings. This beet and pear salad is the perfect combination of savory with pops of sweetness from fresh fruit and raw honey.

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What’s In This Beet Pear Salad Recipe?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Beets – I used fresh beets that I cooked in my Instant Pot, (SO easy!) but you can use cooked pre-packaged beets or even canned. Sometimes raw beets are great in a salad, but for this one, the texture of the salad is much better when the beets are cooked first.
  • Pears – use whatever kind you prefer. I normally use basic Bartlett pears for this recipe, but if I can find some nice red pears, I will sometimes use those instead.
  • Walnuts: for fat and a nice crunch.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: I use apple cider vinegar to give this dressing a bright and fresh flavor!  I’d recommend using an organic variety “with the mother.”
  • Raw Honey
Is There an Alternative to Honey?

Yes, you can substitute out the honey in this recipe for agave nectar or maple syrup. Agave has a similar texture and consistency to honey, while maple syrup is slightly runnier.

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How Do I Make This Beet and Arugula Salad Recipe?

  1. Add the greens to a large serving bowl. Top with the sliced pears, cooked and sliced beets, and walnuts. 
  2. In a small mixing bowl or mason jar (I prefer using a jar), add all the salad dressing ingredients and mix well to combine. 
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss well so everything is evenly coated in dressing.
  4. Add fresh black pepper to the top of the salad, and serve immediately. 
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Beet and Pear Salad

This beet and pear salad recipe is a bright and fresh appetizer or side dish, with mixed greens, sliced pears, tender beets, and walnuts, tossed with a 5-minute honey vinaigrette dressing.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 234 kcal

Equipment

  • Serving Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

For the Arugula Pear Salad

  • 5 ounces mixed greens washed
  • 2 pears sliced
  • 3 medium beets washed, peeled, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Black Pepper for taste

For the Honey Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • Add the greens to a large serving bowl. Top with the sliced pears, cooked and sliced beets, and walnuts.
  • In a small mixing bowl or mason jar (I prefer using a jar), add all the salad dressing ingredients and mix well to combine.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss well so everything is evenly coated in dressing.
  • Add fresh black pepper to the top of the salad, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 180mgPotassium: 440mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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