Rating: 4.33 stars
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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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Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Whisk together the apple cider, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, mustard and celery seed.

  • Peel and slice the beets, combine with the vinaigrette and refrigerate at least half an hour.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 41.1g; sodium 372.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
Definitely "can" the beets. Too much time and hassle especially the pink fingers you get from working with the beets. Read More
(9)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2006
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. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
I prefer the apples and beets to be in cut in medium size chunks. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2003
this was quicker when i used canned beets and the taste was very nice Read More
(23)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2003
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! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2005
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. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2004
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! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
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! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2004
My husband raved and raved about the delicious new flavors in this salad. It was a nice compliment to our meal and one I'm sure to make again. I couldn't find apple cider so I had to use plain apple juice...it had a slightly different taste than I imagine the cider gives it and I can't wait to try it with the cider. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2003
This was good. I've never cooked raw beets before and boy do they taste just like canned!! Next time I'd use canned and save all that time. I didnt toast the walnuts either and they were still good. My boyfriend really liked it. Im on the fence...It was good but I wouldnt make it again. Ok maybe to impress someone because it was all red and pretty. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
Definitely "can" the beets. Too much time and hassle especially the pink fingers you get from working with the beets. Read More
(9)