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Ruby Red Beet & Apple Salad

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Peel beets and cut into 1/2-in. cubes. In a large bowl, combine the apples, kale, cabbage, carrots, onion and beets.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 127 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • annrms
    Feb 15, 2017

    We enjoyed the Ruby Red & Apple Salad last night. I also tried a new recipe for Scotch Eggs (with chorizo & bulk sausage). I made a half recipe of the salad...used Tuscan kale and a Granny Smith apple along with the other ingredients. Curry was an interesting taste twist. All of the tastes went well with the baked Scotch Eggs.

  • cocoalady
    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!

  • scrapo
    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!

  • PeppersnOnions
    Jan 9, 2014

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

  • 123garon
    Nov 30, 2012

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

  • bbronnen
    Oct 18, 2012

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

  • Hot.Cooker
    Oct 15, 2012

    No comment left

  • Grettchen
    Sep 24, 2012

    The salad is delicious. I loved the crunchy apples with the beets and the dressing was super

  • Grettchen
    Sep 24, 2012

    This is an excellent salad. The beets and apples go great together and the salad dressing is delicious.