Roasted beet and apple salad {Guest Post}

Whip up this easy roasted beet salad featuring slices of tart Granny Smith apples and homemade honey mustard dressing.

GUEST POST: Roasted beet and apple salad by Running to the Kitchena

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad Recipe by Running to the Kitchen on

I know, I know…you guys are all like “who brought the salad girl to the party?!” Sorry, that’s me. I figured after all the amazing apple doughnuts, cakes, biscuits and cookies we could use a little salad break around here.

Savory dishes or salads are actually my favorite way to enjoy apples this time of year and this is a super simple one that fits the bill.

Beets are roasted to that point where they almost turn into candy. Yeah, I seriously think beets can be candy-like. If you’re one of those people who think they just taste like dirt no matter what you do to them (like my husband), there’s more desserts coming next week, promise. Then the beets are tossed with the tart Granny Smith slices, a honey mustard dressing and topped off with crunchy salted pistachios.

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad Recipe by Running to the Kitchen on

I thought I had goat cheese in the house when I made this and was really excited about putting giant sized dollops of it on the salad but of course, it’s always the one thing you’re looking forward to eating that someone else in the house ended up finishing without your knowledge. Always. So, if you have some and like goat cheese, I highly recommend that addition.

And that ends our little healthy interruption to apple month. Someone had to do it.

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

An easy roasted beet salad with tart Granny Smith apples and a honey mustard dressing.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings



  • 6 medium beets
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple cut into matchsticks
  • 1 C baby spinach torn
  • 2 Tbsp salted pistachios chopped


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a baking dish.
  • Wash and trim beets leaving them whole. Toss the beets with olive oil, rosemary, salt & pepper. Transfer to the baking dish and roast for about 1.5 hours. Remove beets from the oven and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skin from the beets, cut into wedges and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the apples and spinach to the bowl. 
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients and then pour into bowl and toss to combine.
  • Plate the salad and top with the pistachios.

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You can always count on Gina for a tasty and healthy recipe! And now I’m totally craving a spinach salad with crunchy apples. Mmm. It’s fun to change things up! -Rachel

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9 Responses to “Roasted beet and apple salad {Guest Post}”

  1. #
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — September 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I don’t mind the salad break. I’ve been oohing and aaahing over the scrumptious apple recipes but I love this salad too!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — September 13, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Beets and apples are such a good fall combo! I’m a salad freak and just might have to out these on my salad tonight! Thanks for sharing!

  3. #
    Tieghan — September 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Salad girl? I think you are kind of awesome, as is this salad YUM!

  4. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Such a lovely fall salad! I love all these crisp, earthy flavors!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    What a great fall salad! I happen to love beets, myself, so I would totally enjoy this! :)

  6. #
    Kiran @ — September 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    So beautiful and earthy! Love the apples and beet combo :)

  7. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    What a perfect fall salad!

  8. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Gina has the best recipes (next to you, of course!)

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    debbie — September 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I just made this…Not bad! Sure it will get more flavorful the longer it sits. Thank You for this recipe.

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