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Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

An easy roasted beet and apple salad with tart granny smith apples tossed in a honey mustard dressing.

This is a really simple one for you guys today. Although I’m holding strong on the no-pumpkin-until-it’s-legitimately-fall wagon, I’m fine doing the apple thing right now (they are in season after all).

Unless it’s apple pie, apples are like the one fruit I could pretty much live without for the rest of my life and be ok with. They’re an underwhelming fruit if you ask me.

Roasted Beet & Apple Salad |

Granny Smith’s are about the only ones I truly enjoy in their plain/not in a pie form (ok, and a good Honeycrisp too) and so that’s what we’re talking about today.

Roasted Beet & Apple Salad |

Those tart little suckers are tossed with roasted beets that have become deliciously candy-like, a honey mustard dressing and salted pistachios.

If your husband didn’t eat all the goat cheese, I suggest you throw some of that on top too. I’m considering a sign out sheet attached to the front of the fridge. Any foods finished by significant others must be documented from here on out to avoid mid-day outage discoveries and pissed off wives. Sounds reasonable, no?

Head on over to Rachel’s to grab the recipe where I’m sharing it for her month long Apple A Day party.

And if you’re looking for another way to enjoy winter’s candy, try this beet and feta cheese salad with pistachios!

An apple a day party at

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Monday 16th of September 2013

Thank you SO much for sharing your salad. Seriously it brought back memories of one I wanted to try so badly before my cooking days!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

Friday 13th of September 2013

I just had beets for the first time a little while ago. So yummy! Definitely a lot better than they look. This looks like a perfectly fresh and tasty salad!

Hazel @ The Comfort Zone and Beyond

Friday 13th of September 2013

looks simple and tasty! I'd prob swap out the apple for pear tho.. I LOVE apples but I realised they don't suit my stomach so cant eat them anymore...boooo!

Tamara Coleman

Friday 13th of September 2013

Beautiful colorful salad! I've been trying to get into beets more so I will have to try your recipe out :)