- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the beet slices just until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under very cold water. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
- In the same pot, bring the apple juice, vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil. Mix just until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the boiling mixture over the beets. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until completely chilled.
- In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain the beets and discard the marinade. Place the beets in a salad bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and the dressing. Mix. Adjust the seasoning.