Beet Salad with Apples
  • 7 medium beets
  • 2 tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wrap each beet in a piece of foil, sealing tight. Place all the beet
  3. packages on a foil-lined baking dish. Bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours. Leave
  4. the beet packages on the baking dish, but carefully pull open a corner
  5. of the foil package to let the steam escape. Let the beet packages sit
  6. in this manner for 5-10 minutes. Carefully open the foil package more
  7. fully. Let the beet packages sit in this manner for an additional 5-10
  8. minutes or until the beets can be handled comfortably. Slide your
  9. fingers over the surface of the beets and the skin of the beets will
  10. peel off easily. Cut the beets into 1/4-inch julienne sticks.
  11. Coarsely grate the apples and combine with the beet sticks. Add the
  12. remaining ingredients and blend well. Taste and adjust seasoning with
  13. salt and pepper. Serve cold.
  14. Note: Faye Levy says that 2 tablespoons sour cream can replace 1/2 the
  15. mayonnaise for meatless dinners