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Apple Beet Salad Recipe
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Apple Beet Salad

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"Try serving this chilled salad for a light dish on Thanksgiving."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beets, apples, walnuts and salad dressing. Mix together and chill before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2004

This recipe was really good. I would make one change in the future I cut the dressing down to half cup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2006

In fairness let me say that a) I don't like beets (I was trying to use up some canned beets I tried feeding to my son) and b) I used a bacon ranch dressing which I don't recommend. If you like beets and use a regular ranch dressing I bet you will like this. But I also didn't care for the soft beets intertwined with the crunchy nuts and apples.


14 Ratings

Sep 22, 2003

These flavors are wonderful together. The second time I tried it I used crumbled bleu cheese instead of dressing and it was even better.

Sep 14, 2008

I made this a while back "my way" and it was delicious (see review, below). Last week, I made it according to the recipe as presented (using sliced Harvard beets which I halved and Miracle Whip as the "creamy dressing") and it was excellent. ************* First review: I LOVE beets. So I made this (kind of) last night for lunch today. I say kind of because, instead of fresh apples, I used 4 heaping Tbsp. of unsweetened Applesauce to coat the beets (mine were sliced, rather than diced) and instead of "creamy salad dressing", I used my own buttermilk/sour cream based dressing. I also included a handful of sliced yellow onion and a handful of sliced green grapes. To my mind, the walnuts (I used pre-packaged, chopped) "made" the dish. I think this is a REAL KEEPER -- especially if allowed to chill and "meld" for at least 4 hours.

Feb 09, 2009

I have been making beet salad for years but have never put the apples or walnuts in it....instead of overpowering the taste of the beets with a dressing, I use just a small amount of mayo with garlic, and onion powder.....great recipe, thanks.

Feb 08, 2011

I really like beets, but this recipe was pretty bland. I used fresh beets and plain yogurt instead of mayo. I added a shredded carrot for a little different flavor and some freshly squeezed lemon juice to try to add more zest.

Dec 09, 2008

My husband gave this rating and I agreed with him. Kind of like a waldorf salad, but purplish after it sits overnight in the frig! I used fresh beets that I cooked myself instead of canned ones. Next time I will try the blue cheese addition as another viewer suggested because we love that too.

May 19, 2009

This salad was a hit at Mother's Day. We found it refreshing and a perfect side to the grilled chicken. We used just enough vinaigrette dressing to coat to give this a pickled flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

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

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