Beet and Spinach Salad With Oranges and Fresh Lime Juice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I bought a huge bag of baby Spinach at the store and have been looking for ways to use it up. Found something similar to this in my "Weight Watchers Miracle Foods: More Fruits, More Veggies" cookbook. This has been tweaked to my own tastes. The original calls for more beets and less orange. As the original was written it would be 1 point for 1 cup. This might be just a tad more and would be a CORE recipe for WW. Even if you're not on WW though, it is a healthy tasty recipe!


  1. Chop the spinach coarsely and put it in a bowl.
  2. Peel the orange and separate into sections.
  3. Cut each section in half and add it to the spinach.
  4. Peel and dice the beet and add it to the spinach.
  5. (This will dye your hands red. You can do it with gloves or attempt to do it under water, but I have never had much success. I just don't care about red hands I guess!).
  6. Mix the lime juice, the splenda or sugar, the ginger, the red pepper flakes, and the salt.
  7. Stir it together well.
  8. Pour over the salad and let it sit for a few minutes so the flavors blend.
  9. Cook time is stand time.
Most Helpful

Loved this salad! Thank you so much for posting it. I also roasted the beet -- just till tender. I used two oranges instead of three. Followed the recipe exactly elsewise. Loved the zippy heat of the dressing. Elmotoo was right; it WAS quite PERKY! Yum!

Kat W January 31, 2010

This is awesome! Were the beets supposed to be raw?? I roasted them - 3 small beets & 3 oranges. The dressing was quite PERKY. I was told I should have doubled the recipe. Finicky family. ;) Thanks!!

Elmotoo November 20, 2005