This lovely salad tastes great. It would also make nice appetizers for a dinner party, or could be served at a buffet.

Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

Yield: 8 filled beets


  • 8 medium beets
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 apples, peeled, coed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • pinch sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dill, snipped
  • salad greens

Beets Filled with Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

  1. Wash the beets well and place in a large pot of lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and cook the beets until soft (about 20-25 minutes).
  2. While the beets are cooking, make the salad.
  3. Peel and grate the carrots.
  4. Peel and chop the apples in small pieces.
  5. Chop the walnuts.
  6. When the beets are ready, drain and leave them to cool.
  7. When cooled, peel the beets with a regular potato peeler.
  8. Place the soy yogurt in a medium mixing bowl.
  9. Add the pickle relish. Depending upon how much liquid was with the pickle relish this will make the soy yogurt rather runny, but once the other ingredients are added, this should not be a problem.
  10. Mix in the carrots, apple pieces and walnuts.
  11. Snip the dill and add to the salad mixture (reserve a few fronds as garnish for the salad later).
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
  13. Slice a small piece off the bottom of each beet so it will sit upright.
  14. Using a melon baller hollow out the center of each beet. Be careful as the beets are rather delicate. If you wish, you can chop up the parts of the beet that were removed from the center and add to the salad. This will make the salad rosy pink. We did not want to do this, so we used the left over beet parts in a different recipe.
  15. Fill each beet with some of the salad.
  16. Prepare individual salad plates with lettuce, argula or other salad greens.
  17. Place one or two beets on each plate, depending upon size.
  18. Optionally garnish with a small piece of dill.
  19. We had some of the salad mixture left over, which we served in a dish for those who wanted a bit more. It is also delicious by itself.