Apple, Beet and Avocado Salad Recipe -
Apple, Beet and Avocado Salad Recipe

Apple, Beet and Avocado Salad

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"Winter produce at its best and in holiday colors too. You can also toss the salad instead of arranging it if you prefer."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Wash beets, and place in a baking dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk together the apple cider, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, mustard and celery seed.
  3. Peel and slice the beets, combine with the vinaigrette and refrigerate at least half an hour.
  4. Divide the greens among four salad plates. Drain beets, and reserve dressing. Decoratively arrange overlapping layers of beet, onion, apple, and avocado on the greens. Drizzle with reserved dressing. Sprinkle on the nuts, and serve at once.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2006

You know what I think? You only live once, so why not use a whole darn avocado. I also used 2 green onions instead of a regular onion. And it was delicious. Lots of flavour and colour.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 23, 2003

Definitely "can" the beets. Too much time and hassle, especially the pink fingers you get from working with the beets.

Nov 15, 2003

I prefer the apples and beets to be in cut in medium size chunks.

Feb 21, 2003

this was quicker when i used canned beets and the taste was very nice

Feb 21, 2003

Very pretty salad. I made my beets heart shaped for valentine's day. Was a bit confusing in instructions - step #4 "with the 1/2 cup vinaigrette" There was more than 1/2 cup, so I wasn't sure if I was suppose to put the beets only in a 1/2 cup of the liquid. I put the beets in it all. thanks!

Oct 03, 2005

this salad was a HIT! the beets were marinated just the way I like them and who would of guessed they tasted so great with apples.

Oct 20, 2004

My guests loved this and so did I. Beautiful on the plate, and fun and easy to bake the beets. I did not use the second amount of vinegar though. It was enough with just the apple cider vinegar. I also used toasted almonds. Thanks!

Jul 30, 2003

Very yummy! I made the mistake of putting it on the same plate with mashed potatoes/main entree and the beets/dressing turned the potatoes pink. It was kinda funny -- so my suggestion is to make sure you keep this salad on a plate by itself! The taste was really good --- nice combo. of ingredients. Very pretty, too. I used canned beets, which were way less of a hassle and just as good. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 477 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 41.1 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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