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Side view of a plate with raw beet salad topped with sunflower seeds and parsley

Apple Beet Salad with Pickled Onions

  • Author: Vicky & Ruth


Even if you are not a fan of beets, you will enjoy this delicious, healthy, and refreshing beet salad. Made with shredded raw beets, apples, and pickled onions with a simple mustard vinaigrette.


  • 9 small beets, 4 medium beets or 2 large beets shredded (about 5 cups shredded)
  • 2 large apples, sliced
  • 1 cup pickled onions
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (see Note 1 for other suggestions)
  • For the Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinager
  • 2 tbsp country style whole grain mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey


  1. Shred the beets and slice the apples in the food processor
  2. Combine the shredded beets, sliced apples, onions and sunflower seeds ( save a few to put on top of the salad right before serving) in a large container with a lid
  3. Combine the ingredients for the mustard vinaigrette in a jar fitted with a lid, and shake well until combined ( if you don't have a jar, whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients win a bowl). Pour over the salad, toss well and refrigerate until ready to serve


  1. If you don't have sunflower seeds handy we suggest our candied pecans, walnuts, spiced pumpkin seeds or roasted hazelnuts.