Ruby Red Beet & Apple Salad Recipe
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Ruby Red Beet & Apple Salad Recipe

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Because I grow beets I eat them a lot. This is among my favorite recipes. One heads-up: The beets usually turn the apples pinkish-red (maybe your fingers, too). — Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Cook: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Cook: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds fresh beets (about 8 medium)
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh kale
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground ginger, garlic powder and pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 30-60 minutes or until tender. Remove from the water; cool.
  2. Peel beets and cut into 1/2-in. cubes. In a large bowl, combine the apples, kale, cabbage, carrots, onion and beets.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours or until chilled, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ruby Red Beet & Apple Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p77

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Very good and also Healthy! A keeper for sure. Too bad it is a seasonal salad but something to look forward too!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Pretty good. Might play around with that curry spice, I did add some fresh garlic to the dressing. Also right before eating, sprinkled on some blue cheese crumbles and toasted walnuts. Pretty good!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Pretty good for giving me the ability to eat kale and beets without gagging"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"Made this delicious salad for Thanksgving dinner. Even my picky family loved it!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"This salad is delicious, beautiful and good for you, too! What more could you want??"

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