Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot Vinaigrette

A beet vinaigrette is drizzled over baby spinach leaves and walnuts coated with caramelized sugar. Goat cheese brings a final element of distinction to this elegant salad.

In small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the walnuts and sugar until walnuts are lightly browned and sugar is caramelized. Thoroughly coat the walnuts with the sugar. In a blender...


  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/3 (15 ounce) can pickled beets
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

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