Warm Veggie Spinach Salad with Cacao Nibs

Top this salad with cacao nibs to give it a little crunch and a lot of additional health benefits!

IMG_4105Warm Veggie Spinach Salad with Cacao Nibs

For PDF copy of recipe, Warm Veggie Spinach Salad with Cacao Nibs

Serves 4


  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, cut as match sticks
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper (yellow, red or orange)
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 beets, cooked and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4-6 cups spinach
  • 6-10 grape tomatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cacao nibs

Dressing (Optional):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute green onions, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper in grapeseed oil for 5 minutes.  Add thyme.
  2. Add sliced beets and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar to pan and cook for 1 minute.
  4. In large bowl, place spinach and grape tomatoes.
  5. Add warm vegetables.
  6. Top salad with cacao nibs.
  7. Toss with additional dressing, if desired.

1 Response to Warm Veggie Spinach Salad with Cacao Nibs

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