Apple, Beet and Avocado Salad


Winter produce at its best and in holiday colors too. You can also toss the salad instead of arranging it if you prefer.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


  • 3 medium beets

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • ½ avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced

  • ½ cup toasted chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup apple cider

  • cup cider vinegar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed


  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

477 Calories
41g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 642mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.