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Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette – There are just too many good things going on in this salad to give it a proper title, so I’ll have to tell you what’s happening right here. This roasted beet salad is nested on a bed of shaved brussels sprouts and topped with fresh sweet strawberries, then kissed with a tangy-sweet balsamic vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice! It’s seriously good, and seriously RED.

Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Or if you’re single this year… BOOOO to Valentine’s Day! *wink*

I’ve spent the last two weeks posting all sorts of sweet goodies for you to share with your Valentine(s).

So today I thought I’d focus in on something quick and healthy you can make tonight whether you are cooking for your love muffin or for yourself.

Healthy Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

This Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette couldn’t be easier, or more appealing. I shaved raw brussels sprouts into a thin crunchy base, then piled it with sweet roasted red beets and fresh sliced strawberries.

Who knew raw brussels sprouts could be so tasty in a salad!?

Easy Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Then I whisked up a rich and tangy balsamic vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice, for a little red, on red, on red action.

The pomegranate juice does wonders for this balsamic vinaigrette, giving it a little pop of fruity essence!

Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is a perfect accompaniment to any main course you plan to serve tonight, be it Lobster Fra Diavolo or Flank Steak Medallions.

Fresh Strawberry Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

You can plate the beet salad in individual bowls drizzled with pom balsamic vinaigrette, for a touch of fancy

Or go family style, mixing it all in the bowl of shaved brussels sprouts, tossing it with the balsamic vinaigrette.

Beet Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pom Balsamic Vinaigrette #salad #beets #brusselssprouts

Sending big Valentine Hugs your way!

Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 bunch red beets (3-4 beets)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel the beets and slice thin. Then lay them out on the baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Salt and pepper liberally.  Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the strawberries and brussels sprouts and set aside. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, pomegranate juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Once the beets are roasted, mix all the beet salad components in a large bowl, or plate in individual portions. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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18 Responses to “Strawberry Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette”

  1. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted February 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Oh yum, this sounds delicious and healthy too.


  2. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 14, 2014 at 8:12 am

    What a colourful and tasty salad!


  3. marlaposted February 14, 2014 at 8:30 am

    A very smart & healthful salad!


  4. Julia@Vikalinkaposted February 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh I love this so much! Finally, beets are given some attention. Beautiful!


  5. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted February 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Just lovely, Sommer. I like the addition of raw brussels sprouts. And love the POM!


  6. Gabyposted February 14, 2014 at 10:49 am

    This is a beautiful salad! I love the beets and strawberry combo!


  7. Mariaposted February 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Love everything about this salad! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo


  8. Jackie {The Beeroness}posted February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    That salad looks so perfect! It’s all my favorite salad things in one bowl. Beautiful.


  9. Maureen | Orgasmic Chefposted February 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love beets and balsamic vinegar. This salad will be mine and maybe my love muffin can share — maybe. :)


  10. Paula – bell’alimentoposted February 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    This salad looks and sounds tasty!


  11. Meredithposted February 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Gorgeous salad!!


  12. Tieghan Gerardposted February 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Great combo!! Love the strawberries with the brussels. Happy Valntines day!


  13. Heather Christoposted February 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

    this is so pretty!! perfect for Valentines Day!!


  14. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    A very flavorful and healthy looking salad! I love how colorful it is too!


  15. Nutmeg Nannyposted February 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This salad is amazing!! What a perfect combination of ingredients :) I am dying to try this


  16. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratchposted February 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    This looks amazing Summer! I love the flavor combination! Bring on warm days and sunshine in a bowl!


  17. Shainaposted February 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Those mini bowls are just gorgeous!


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