Harvest flavors are abundant in this beautiful fall salad! My Beet and Apple Salad may just be tasty enough to add to your holiday meal. It is a favorite in my household year-round.
I brought out the big guns for this Beet and Apple salad.
Peppery arugula, crisp red onion, sweet spiced pumpkin seeds, fresh apple, zesty beets AND creamy goat cheese.
Yup. There are a lot of salad recipes in circulation right now and I wanted to make sure I got your attention.
These flavors blend together perfectly with a fresh and zesty pomegranate vinaigrette made right over the bowl. I love the pairing of the pomegranate vinegar I found at Trader Joe's, lemon and olive oil.
This is a Beet and Apple Salad done right!
The beets are a super food on so many levels and such a nice addition to a healthy diet! They are heart healthy and inflammation fighting. The pair perfectly with the crisp apples (I like to use honeycrisp!) and creamy goat cheese.
Plus it takes so good that I wouldn't be surprised if you and your guests all go back for seconds!
This is one salad I find myself making over and over again. It's filled with winter and fall flavors, but is really great year round. You can easily make it vegan by leaving off the goat cheese!
Beet and Apple Fall Salad
- 8 cups arugula
- 2 small apples, cubed
- 4-6 small roasted beets, halfed and sliced
- ½ small red onion, sliced in half moons
- ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 small lemon
- 1-2 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons pomegranate vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
- Put the arugula, apple, beet, onion, pumpkin seed in a large bowl.
- Squeeze the lemon directly over the salad. Also drizzle the olive oil and the pomegranate vinegar to taste/ preference. Use equal amounts.
- Carefully toss the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the goat cheese and give the salad a final toss before serving.
- Serve immediately.
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Do you ever make your own salad dressing?
I have just gotten into it! This is my favorite trick to simply dress a salad.
Tina muir says
Oh my gosh Julie this sounds wonderful! I am Loving beets right now, and I think it would go beautifully with apple! Thanks so much for linking up! YUM!
Thanks Tina! It is a super tasty combo... especially with the arugula!
Love beet and apple salads! I will have to try adding the pomegranate vinegar next time!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
This salad just screams fall. I love the combo of the sweet apples with the beets.
Thanks Stacie! It is pretty good! I think I'm making it for dinner tonight b/c I am so stuffed over leftovers.
There's a Tupelo Honey dressing that I LOVE. I make it often since we got their cookbook a few years ago. (They no longer carry it, I think.)
That sounds divine. You can't go wrong with anything Tupelo makes.
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
Beets and goat cheese are my favorites!
Mine too 🙂
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
This looks so good, but I have never even had beets before! I need to venture out.
They are soooooo good. I got mine in a package at trader joes in the produce department. They look like they are vacuumed sealed in plastic and then in a box. They claim to have no preservatives.
Blane Sherer says
I agree that it would be a nice year-round salad.
Karen Brumbaugh says
Yum! I cannot wait to try this. I love the recipes you post.
Thank you so much Karen!
I have ALL these things...I'm making this today! Oh, this sounds perfect!
Thanks Jenny! The beets and goat cheese are amazing.... then add the snap of a fresh apple... sigh...
I may have to make it today too.