Beets, Thyme & Apple Salad Recipe | Gardenuity

Fall is in the air and fall gardens everywhere are thriving – as the weather has finally begun to cool down, your fall season gardens are sure to be loving their new climate.

Fall Beet Garden

If you’re still considering planting your autumn garden, it’s not too late – check out our vegetable garden kits! Be quick, and you will have a lovely fall and early-winter harvest.

This delicious recipe, from Food & Wine,  is a phenomenal way to make use of your fall herb and vegetable garden harvests.

Beets are one of our favorite veggies to grow in the fall. They are hardy, easy to grow, and they provide you with a beautiful, plentiful harvest. 

Grow Your Beets

Beets are the deep-red roots that make the best addition to every meal of the day – even dessert! They grow quickly and without fuss, while also offering an abundance of health benefits; beets have high levels of iron, fiber, and vitamins a & c. 

Beets are a great veggie to include in your cool-season garden, as they are hardy, and love the cooler temperatures. To grow a fall garden or especially beets, you’re in luck; now is the perfect time to start your garden. 

Beets, Thyme & Apple Salad Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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We love this salad recipe By Food & Wine


  • 4 large beets (2 ½ pounds)

  • 5 thyme sprigs

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • ⅓ cup salted pistachios, chopped

  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • In a baking dish, lightly drizzle the beets and thyme with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cover with foil and roast until the beets are tender, about 1 hour and 45 minutes. 
  • Let cool, then peel the beets and cut them into 3/4-inch dice.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar with the mustard. 
  • Whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of oil until emulsified. 
  • Add the horseradish and season with salt and pepper; toss with the beets and pistachios. 
  • Transfer the beets to a platter, top with the apple and serve!

Serve it Up

This salad is sure to satisfy all three of the major “S”’s; it is sweet, savory, and just a little bit spicy. We love this recipe because it has a bold and colorful flavor profile – make this salad to give everybody a taste of something they will enjoy.

If you are looking for something to pair with your salad, try making a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. Take a look at this complete sourdough guide by The Clever Carrot. If you are looking for something that has a little more zip, try our favorite Herby Garlic Flatbread recipe; you will not be sorry. 


There is nothing better than enjoying a meal that consists of herbs and veggies that you have put your whole heart and soul into. Get growing with your vegetable garden kit, and herb garden kit to experience your very first, “I grew that”, moment in the kitchen. We can’t wait to see what you cook up.

Beet Apple Thyme Salad Recipe