Beet Salad with Red Onions, Apples and Walnuts

This gorgeous salad is mayo-free, making it a good picnic or pot-luck option. You can add some crumbled goat or blue cheese to this recipe, if you like.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes

2 large beets, roasted *
1 firm apple, peeled and grated (we like Granny Smith for this recipe)
1/4 red onion, minced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Toss all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and serve.

* To roast the beets, cut off tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about 1/4-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork, about 45 minutes.