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Beet-All Pasta Salad

Beet and pasta salad in a colorful serving dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked spiral whole-wheat pasta

  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, shredded

  • 1 12-ounce jar whole beets (1-1/2 cups), cut in half

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon virgin olive oil

Directions

Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion, and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.

Serves six

Each serving contains about 123 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 23 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 120 mg sodium.