Try serving this chilled salad for a light dish on Thanksgiving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the beets, apples, walnuts and salad dressing. Mix together and chill before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; sodium 350.8mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
This recipe was really good. I would make one change in the future I cut the dressing down to half cup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2006
In fairness let me say that a) I don't like beets (I was trying to use up some canned beets I tried feeding to my son) and b) I used a bacon ranch dressing which I don't recommend. If you like beets and use a regular ranch dressing I bet you will like this. But I also didn't care for the soft beets intertwined with the crunchy nuts and apples. Read More
(10)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
This recipe was really good. I would make one change in the future I cut the dressing down to half cup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2003
These flavors are wonderful together. The second time I tried it I used crumbled bleu cheese instead of dressing and it was even better. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2008
I made this a while back "my way" and it was delicious (see review below). Last week I made it according to the recipe as presented (using sliced Harvard beets which I halved and Miracle Whip as the "creamy dressing") and it was excellent. First review: I LOVE beets. So I made this (kind of) last night for lunch today. I say kind of because instead of fresh apples I used 4 heaping Tbsp. of unsweetened Applesauce to coat the beets (mine were sliced rather than diced) and instead of "creamy salad dressing" I used my own buttermilk/sour cream based dressing. I also included a handful of sliced yellow onion and a handful of sliced green grapes. To my mind the walnuts (I used pre-packaged chopped) "made" the dish. I think this is a REAL KEEPER -- especially if allowed to chill and "meld" for at least 4 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
I have been making beet salad for years but have never put the apples or walnuts in it....instead of overpowering the taste of the beets with a dressing I use just a small amount of mayo with garlic and onion powder.....great recipe thanks. Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
05/17/2006
In fairness let me say that a) I don't like beets (I was trying to use up some canned beets I tried feeding to my son) and b) I used a bacon ranch dressing which I don't recommend. If you like beets and use a regular ranch dressing I bet you will like this. But I also didn't care for the soft beets intertwined with the crunchy nuts and apples. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2011
I really like beets but this recipe was pretty bland. I used fresh beets and plain yogurt instead of mayo. I added a shredded carrot for a little different flavor and some freshly squeezed lemon juice to try to add more zest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2008
My husband gave this rating and I agreed with him. Kind of like a waldorf salad but purplish after it sits overnight in the frig! I used fresh beets that I cooked myself instead of canned ones. Next time I will try the blue cheese addition as another viewer suggested because we love that too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This salad was a hit at Mother's Day. We found it refreshing and a perfect side to the grilled chicken. We used just enough vinaigrette dressing to coat to give this a pickled flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2008
I LOVE BEETS! But I didn't like this recipe. I used a half cup of Honey Dijon salad dressing and maybe it wasn't thick enough. Also I didn't really like the combination of crunchy with the soft beets.... and I didn't like that my apples turned pink. Read More
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