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Beet, Fennel, Apple, and Carrot Salad

By September 18, 2018Recipes
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Sometimes it is just too hot to cook a big meal.

Or your main dish is complicated enough that you need something simple to go alongside it that you can prepare ahead of time.

Or you swear you would eat your veggies if only there was something that was both easy-to-make and tasted fun that you could pack in your lunches.

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If this sounds like you some days (or most days — there’s nothing unreasonable about any of these thoughts!), then you need to try this delicious beet, fennel, apple, and carrot salad.

The flavors are far more fun than your average side salad. And you can even make it into a meal all by itself if you add chicken, shrimp, or your favorite healthy protein of choice.

Beet, Fennel, Apple, and Carrot Salad

Category Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alma Schneider


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 large cooked beet diced
  • 1 cup fennel sliced thinly
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 small carrots shredded
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds or your choice of nuts or seeds toasted
  • 3 dried figs (with no sugar added) chopped small
  • 3/4 lb mixed greens
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a small frying pan, heat up the 2 Tbps olive oil.

  2. Add in the prepared apples and fennel. Saute until wilted. Let cool.

  3. Place the mixed greens in a very large bowl.

  4. Top with beets, cooked apples and fennel, carrots, almonds, and figs.

  5. Drizzle on oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt, and toss.

  6. Serve immediately after dressing the salad.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.