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overhead view of grated beetroot and apple salad with pecan nuts and parsley on top.

Beet Apple Salad

Our favorite beet apple salad with balsamic dressing. This raw beetroot salad is crunchy, sweet, refreshing, and utterly delicious.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 4 people
Calories 218kcal
Author Adina


  • Box grater


Beetroot salad:

  • 1 lb beetroot raw, 450 g, Note 1
  • 1 apple medium
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped, about 1 ½ tablespoons
  • cup pecans chopped, 50 g, Note 2


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon creamed horseradish
  • fine sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley


Beet salad:

  • Grate vegetables: Scrub and peel the beets and rinse them again shortly. Dry them with a paper towel and grate them on the side with the largest hole size of the grater.
    Quarter and core the apple and grate it as well. Place beets and apples in a bowl. Add the finely chopped red onion.
    1 lb beets 450 g + 1 medium apple + 1 small red onion
  • Toast the chopped pecans in a frying pan without adding any fat. Shake the pan often to ensure that the nuts don’t burn. Once fragrant and golden, transfer them to a large plate immediately and let them cool.
    ⅓ cup chopped pecans 50 g


  • Whisk the vinegar, honey, creamed horseradish, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking until the dressing is slightly emulsified.
    2 tablespoon balsamic + 1 teaspoon honey + 1 teaspoon creamed horseradish + salt and pepper to taste + 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Combine: Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and the pecans just before serving.


  1. Beets: I had 3 small to medium raw beets. You can make the salad with cooked beets as well. The texture and taste will be different, but the salad will still be delicious.
  2. Walnuts or pine nuts are also perfect.


Serving: 1portion from 4 | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg