Stand back, I’m about to drop a beet.
Are you laughing yet?
No? Okay, well it was worth a try.
Maybeet puns aren’t your thing. That’s okay. But I beet this salad is right up your alley.
Sorry, that was the last of my beet puns, I promise. But for real, beets are my current veggie crush. Not only are they high in unique antioxidants, but they support our bodies detoxification process.
Beets are one of those veggies that I think a lot of people are afraid to experiment with. They can be intimidating, I get it. I used to walk right past them for so long. It wasn’t until I started shopping at farmer’s markets that my love affair with beets began.
This salad reminds me of summer, although San Diego’s current weather is far from summer temps. I’m not a fan of summer weather, so that’s okay with me. The only downside to this weather is that I can’t wear the new summer outfits I’ve been stocking up on (anthropologie, you’re killing me).
I’m sure summer weather will arrive any day now, and when it does, you’ll thank me for this salad. The combination of the apple cider vinegar (sour) and the beets, carrots and raisins (sweet) compliment each other divinely. I went with the yellow beets because that’s what was available at the farmers market, feel free to use red beets. Another great option for this salad is throwing in some walnuts for a little crunch.
I’ve heard people say that they avoid beets because of their high carb/sugar content. Yes, there are foods that use beet sugar, however that’s a whole different type of beet. Also, the amount of fiber you’re getting from these little gems completely overrides your carb hesitations, so stop worrying about and make it already!
- 3 RAW yellow beets
- 4 large Carrots
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Shred the beets and carrots using a food processor, using the shredding blade. Alternatively you can use a box grater. Place your shreds in a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and toss the salad until well combined.
Enjoy and keep in fridge up to three days.
Sometimes it's hard to give precise measurements on the veggies, as beets and carrots come in different sizes, so feel free to adjust your carrots to the amount of beets you have after shredding.