Instant Pot Beet Salad P2 - Paint the Kitchen Red

Delicious Instant Pot Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet salad, beets, instant pot
Main Ingredient: vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 salads
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Paint the Kitchen Red
This beautiful and tasty Arugula Salad with Instant Pot beets, toasted candied walnuts, goat cheese and arugula has a delightful balsamic vinaigrette dressing and is perfect as a side salad or as a standalone lunch salad.
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Candied Walnuts


  • 6 medium beets


  • 6 cups arugula 
  • 2 oz  goat cheese crumbled
  • Candied walnuts
  • Beets
  • Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing


Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • Combine balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, black pepper and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Stir with a whisk and set aside.

Candied Walnuts


  • Rinse the beets and trim the stems of the beets, leaving about 1 inch. (Leave the roots intact.)
  • Fill inner pot with 1 cup water.
  • Place beets in a steamer basket in the inner pot.
  • Cook on 'Manual' (or 'Pressure Cook') mode for 15 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of pressure and open the Instant Pot.
  • When cool enough to handle, remove steamer basket from inner pot.
  • Cool Instant Pot beets completely.
  • Cut off both ends of each beet.
  • Peel beets with a vegetable peeler or remove skin by hand.
  • Cube beets into 1/2 inch pieces.

Assemble Individual Salads

  • Start with a layer of arugula.
  • Sprinkle goat cheese and candied walnuts.
  • Add beet pieces.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing.


  • Substitute pecans for walnuts if you wish.
  • See the blog post for detailed recipe tips.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 287mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g