Crunchy, bright and sweet, the healthy Raw Beet Salad with Apples and Carrots is a delicious way to eat beets! Just 5 ingredients not counting salt.
Raw Beet Salad with Apples and Carrots
This shredded raw beet salad is one of those recipes that sounds too simple to be good, yet it adds up to something totally delicious. In fact, when I was prepping it for myself, my daughter tried it and LOVED it. Raw beets are less sweet and earthy than they are when boiled or roasted. Eating them raw with
sweet apples and carrots tossed with lemon juice is a fantastic, healthy side dish. The perfect beet recipe for anyone who doesn’t care for their earthy, rooty flavor. It’s dairy-free, vegan and loaded with nutrients.
Can beets be eaten raw in salad?
The most common way to prepare beets is probably roasting them, but if you’ve never tried them raw, you’re missing out! Beets can be eaten raw in a salad if they are peeled and then shredded or grated. You can pulse them in a food processor, use a mandolin or grate them by hand. Warning – it’s messy, so do it near the sink. Golden beets will make less of a mess
Raw Beet Salad Ingredients
- Beets: Peel and shred one cup of beets.
- Carrots: Peel and shred one cup of carrots.
- Apple: Cut one red apple, like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, into matchsticks.
- Dressing: Lemon juice, olive oil, salt
How to Make Raw Beet Salad
I buy pre-shredded carrots and julienne the beets and apple with my mandolin fitted with a 1/8 inch julienne blade. If you dont have a mandolin you can shred it with a box grater or use a food processor. Once your ingredients are prepped, throw everything in a bowl and mix.
This raw beet and carrot salad will last up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator. It’s great as leftovers for quick lunches.
- Beets: Use red and yellow beets for more color
- Veggies: Stir in shredded jicama.
- Citrus: Add orange with the lemon.
- Spices: Mix in some freshly grated ginger.
- Protein: Add some chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds.
- Herbs: Sprinkle on fresh herbs, such as mint, dill, parsley, or tarragon.
- Cheese: If you want to add cheese, top it with goat cheese
Benefits of eating raw beets
Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They’re also a good source of several key nutrients, including folate, manganese, and copper. They can support the health of your brain, heart, and digestive system, be a great addition to a balanced diet, help alleviate inflammation, and some studies even show they may slow the growth of cancer cells.
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Calories: 112 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 81 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 8.5 g