The comfort of apples: healthy citrus beet and apple salad

2 servings
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
2 bunches of beets

2 cinnamon sticks

10 allspice berries

6 whole cloves

Cooking spray or 1 teaspoon of olive oil

4 tablespoons of pine nuts

1/2 teaspoon of curry powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup high quality olive oil

1 1/2 cup of unsweetened

salt and pepper to taste

6 small to medium apples

2 cups diced red onion

2 avocadoes

1/2 pound of blue cheese


  • Prepare beets according to the directions in How to cook and peel beets. Let beets cool. Then dice and set aside.
  • Heat a small sauté pan over medium heat. Spray with a cooking spray or add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to lightly coat the pan.
  • Pour the pine nuts into the heated pan and fry until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Toss or stir frequently and make sure not to burn them!
  • Place 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the curry powder in a small bowl. Add the toasted pine nuts and toss with a spoon to cover. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk olive oil with grapefruit juice. Set aside. Cut the apples into 1/4 inch dice. Place apples along with beets and onions in a large salad bowl.
  • Gently toss with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Before serving, cut the avocado into thin slices.
  • Divide the salad among 8 bowls or plates. Insert an avocado slice or two evenly throughout the salad.
  • Or serve on the side or across the top. The idea is to have a little avocado with each bite. Sprinkle with blue cheese and curried pine nuts.


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