Colorful Salad

Beet, Orange and Apple Salad

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 680 gr or 1½ pounds beets
  • 75 gr or 2 cups shredded beet greens
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 15 ml or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15 ml or 1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
  • 2 gr or ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 gr or ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 20 gr or 2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted


  1. Wash and dry beet roots and greens.
  2. Shred greens to measure 75 gr or 2 cups and set aside.
  3. Place beets in a sauce pan with enough water to cover.
  4. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  5. Drain and allow to cool.
  6. Trim and peel off skins; cut into 8 wedges.
  7. Peel and section orange.
  8. In a bowl, combine orange sections, beets and apples.
  9. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic.
  10. Pour over beet mixture and toss well.
  11. Arrange beet greens on 4 salad plates.
  12. Top with beet mixture, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve.

Note 1: Instead of fresh oranges, use either canned mandarin oranges or fresh mango.
Note 2: Add some fresh arugula– it’s natural peppery taste really adds to the salad.
Note 3: Use spanish almonds or hazelnuts instead of sunflower seeds.
Note 4: Use both golden and red beets.
Note 5: Add some caramalized onions.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 165
Total Fat 3.9g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 306mg
Potassium 786mg
Total Carbohydrates 32.4g
Dietary Fiber 6.3g
Protein 3.7g

PDF of this recipe: 20121202-Beet,-Orange-Apple-Salad

2 thoughts on “Colorful Salad

  1. We tried this tonight! We’re putting together an early supper and I couldn’t wait to tell you. We had to make a few minoir adjustments but it’s your recipe idea and it is great.

    We used fresh tangerines, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples, fresh red beets and fresh yellow beets, the beet greens and a handful of dandelion greens. We’ve been getting fresh red and yellow beets from our neighbors and trying different things. We used raspberry vinaigrette, with a little sugar and sea salt.

    This was delicious. Thanks!

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