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Beet and Apple Salad

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.

Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

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.

Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

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!

Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

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.

Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

Plus it takes so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if you and your guests all go back for seconds!

Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

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!

Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt
Beet and Apple Fall Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
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.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 8 cups arugula
  • 2 small apples cubed
  • 4-6 small roasted beets halfed and sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced in half moons
  • 1/2 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
Instructions
  1. Put the arugula, apple, beet, onion, pumpkin seed in a large bowl.
  2. Squeeze the lemon directly over the salad. Also drizzle the olive oil and the pomegranate vinegar to taste/ preference. Use equal amounts.
  3. Carefully toss the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the goat cheese and give the salad a final toss before serving.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

You can substitute red wine vinegar if you can't find pomegranate. To make vegan omit the goat cheese. If your lemons are large, you may only need half of it.

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Beet and apple salad recipe with pomegranate dressing / Running in a Skirt

Your turn!

Do you ever make your own salad dressing?

I have just gotten into it!  This is my favorite trick to simply dress a salad.

By | 2018-06-28T14:26:56-05:00 November 25th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Salads|19 Comments

19 Comments

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  2. Tina muir December 2, 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder December 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks Tina! It is a super tasty combo… especially with the arugula!

  3. Sarah December 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Love beet and apple salads! I will have to try adding the pomegranate vinegar next time!

  4. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 26, 2014 at 9:37 am - Reply

    This salad just screams fall. I love the combo of the sweet apples with the beets.

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Thanks Stacie! It is pretty good! I think I’m making it for dinner tonight b/c I am so stuffed over leftovers.

  5. Jaime November 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    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.)

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2014 at 9:48 am - Reply

      That sounds divine. You can’t go wrong with anything Tupelo makes.

  6. Berni November 25, 2014 at 10:21 am - Reply

    YUM!!!!!!!!

  7. Beets and goat cheese are my favorites!

  8. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections November 25, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

    This looks so good, but I have never even had beets before! I need to venture out.

    • JulieWunder November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

      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.

  9. Blane Sherer November 25, 2014 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I agree that it would be a nice year-round salad.

  10. Karen Brumbaugh November 25, 2014 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Yum! I cannot wait to try this. I love the recipes you post.

  11. Jenny November 25, 2014 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I have ALL these things…I’m making this today! Oh, this sounds perfect!

    • JulieWunder November 25, 2014 at 8:35 am - Reply

      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.

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