Beet, Orange and Apple Salad Recipe -
Beet, Orange and Apple Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Beet, Orange and Apple Salad

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"This is a colorful and delicious autumn salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Wash and dry beet roots and greens. Shred greens to measure 2 cups and set aside.
  2. Place beets in a sauce pan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and allow to cool.
  3. Trim and peel off skins; cut into 8 wedges.
  4. Peel and section orange. In a bowl, combine orange sections, beets and apples.
  5. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic. Pour over beet mixture and toss well.
  6. Arrange 1/2 cup beet greens on 4 salad plates. Top with beet mixture, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2004

I made this for a dinner party of 16 and it was a resounding success. I followed the recipe exactly, but I later experimented and can make the following suggestions: 1. Instead of fresh oranges, use either canned mandarin oranges or fresh mango. 2. add some fresh arugula-- it's natural peppery taste really adds to the salad. 3. Slice the apples as thin as you possibly can. 4. Use spanish almonds or hazelnuts instead of sunflower seeds. 5. Use both golden and red beets. 6. Add some caramalized onions. To serve 16, I used one medium red onion sliced in 1/4" slices, brushed with olive oil, layered on a baking sheet and roasted in the oven at the same time I roasted the beets. It took about 15-20 minutes. The roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the onions, and they are not at all overpowering or onion-y. 7. Toss greens and the dressing, then add the beets and the warm ingredients at the last minute. 8. Don't make extra because this salad does not save well overnight.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 31, 2008

Obviously, I did not like this recipe. Too many beets for the apple and orange. I would put more orange in, leave the apple the same and cut the beets in half. The dressing was good. The apples soaked up the dressing and that was tasty. I have another beet recipe I "should" post and share that I like much better and is easier to prepare.


45 Ratings

Dec 12, 2003

This is a great summer salad. I grew some beets for the first time and had a couple of apples and an orange sitting around and this recipe was perfect! Light and wonderful in our summer heat. It went perfect with a small stuffed flank steak and a glass of red wine.

May 18, 2005

I used only one apple, and half the amount of garlic. I would cut the orange slices in half next time I make it - and double the amount of dressing to have extra. The greens were "dry" with the dressing only on the fruits. Excellent yummy salad full of great antioxidants.

Jan 16, 2009

Someone said "this is the perfect summer recipe" but I disagree. This is perfect for autumn or winter, there are way more exciting fresh things in summer than beets and apples! In fact, I served this as an appetizer to Thanksgiving and it was HUGE, people came back for more salad instead of turkey. I tweaked it: 1. I used canned beets! I drained and sliced into strips. 2. Added arugula and some butter lettuce to beet greens. 3. Used walnuts instead of sunflower seeds. 4. Topped with crumbled goat cheese. 4. Used mandarins, the kind that are so sweet aroudn the holidays. Again, this is most definitely an autumn winter salad, perfect for holiday entertaining.

Dec 12, 2003

Very yummy! Great for one of the first spring days. It was a little heavy on the apple, and not so much on the beets and oranges, but that is certainly something that's easy enough to adjust. The dressing was just the right amount too!

Apr 13, 2008

I make this using half golden beets and half red, and I only cook them to tender-crisp stage. I like to replace some of the beet greens with watercress, and often substitute tangerines for the orange. Of special note, I double the dressing ingredients, and toss all together. For a nice Asian style dressing version, try seasoned rice wine vinegar (substituted for raspberry vinegar) with cayenne flakes and a touch of sesame oil. For variety, my favorite add-ins are dried cranberries, pine nuts, and seasoned ramen noodles.

Jul 12, 2006

Surprisingly good! A different way to use the beets in my garden; looks like a restaurant salad on the plate. The toasted walnuts makes the salad.


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

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

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