EASY Arugula, APPLE, BEET SALAD RECIPE
This Arugula, Apple, Beet Salad is a very easy salad to make with pre-packaged arugula or a mix of arugula and spinach.
If you find beets pre-cooked at the store, it’s even easier. I used these Love Beets from Costco that come already boiled, and air-sealed in a package of 4 pouches, so this is great to keep around for weeks.
Just open one and the rest have a long shelf life. Beets are great to use; not only for enhancing your salads but adding pizzaz/oomph to your soups, hummus (just add one with some mint and spices), and to your berry smoothies!
You won’t want to miss these delightful salads:
- Arugula, Orange and Beet Salad
- Vegan Caprese Salad with Blackberry & Watermelon
- Corn, Tomato Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Low-Fat Broccoli Salad
You can enjoy this beautiful salad all year round. All you need to do is chop the beets and apple, toss them into a bowl with the arugula and/or spinach and whisk together your dressing.
Top with some brain-boosting, omega-rich walnuts for a nice crunch, and you have a delicious, sweet n tangy salad that’s so fresh, full of flavor, and extremely satisfying. Not to mention visually beautiful.
Beets Are So Good for You
Do you know that beets are one of the most nutritious foods you cant eat? They contain powerful blood purifying components which are so important for a properly functioning immune system. In addition, beets and beet juice can actually lower your blood pressure. Don’t believe it? Check out this article, Beetroot Juice and Blood Pressure: A Study Funded By The British Heart Foundation, and see for yourself.
I think beets in anything make a dish more appetizing so don’t forget to roast them up and include them in your salads, soups, or just by themselves.
If nuts are an allergen for you, you can always replace them with high fiber, mineral-rich sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or omega-rich hemp seeds.
I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Arugula, Apple, Beet Salad! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking in your caption, and I won’t miss it!
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Arugula, Apple Beet Salad
- 1 5-6 oz bag arugula or a combination of arugula and spinach
- 2 roasted beets * rough chopped
- 1 apple chopped (you could also use mandarin oranges or pears)
- 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
- 3 Tbl white wine, champagne or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbl water
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Put all of the salad ingredients a large salad bowl.
- Whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl.
- Pour over salad and toss.
- *Roasting beets: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Trim tops to about 1/2 of beets and save for another meal. Rinse any dirt or debris from the beets - some may need to be scrubbed clean. Put beets on a large piece of aluminum foil. (Optional: drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.) Fold foil over the beets and place in an oven-proof container. Roast for 50-60 minutes or until beets are tender. Cool and remove skins.
I am very new to plant based food.. I haven’t eaten very few veggies in my diet. For example Beets, I have never eaten a beet. No idea what they taste like. I thought I would begin with leaving the processed foods alone. Work from there with some help from this website. Hopefully with some guideness and some tasty recipes it will make my transition a whole lot easier.
Good for you for trying new things! It should be a fun experiment and yes, do try them pure. I’m sure you’ll make many discoveries. Let us know how it’s going. I actually just published an article title, “What to Expect When Eating a Plant-Based Diet” that may be of some help. Best of luck with the transition!!
Are canned beets good for you?
Yes, you can use canned beets and they have about the same nutritional value as fresh beets so you’re good to go.
I bought canned beets. . Salty.. so prepare to buy fresh..
Yeah, I’m so sensitive to salt now. Good luck with the beets!
I’m sensitive to salt as well so I Salt my beets with Himalayan sea salt and pepper after tossing them with a little olive oil. And they are such a savory treat! My husband and I both love them! I’m allergic to walnuts so I substitute with chopped almonds. And we love this salad with a vegan poppyseed dressing. It’s so yummy!!
Beets are lovely, aren’t they? I love that you mixed it up to work for you. Yum is right, with a poppyseed dressing!
I’m confused about how you’re roasting beets in 30 minutes. I pulled mine out after 30 minutes and they’re still rock hard. I looked at some other recipes and they all call for about an hour in the oven.
You’re right, Maria. I remember it taking longer than I expected last time I roasted them but didn’t think about this post. I’ll update that now.