Papa's Favorite Beet Salad

Beets add a nice sweetness and color to this salad made with spinach, feta cheese, and avocado that is tossed in a light lemon dressing.

Place beets into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Drain and cool until beets can...


  • 3 beets, washed and trimmed, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or more to taste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (4 ounce) container crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

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