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  • Writer's pictureMechelle

Beet Apple Salad

Updated: Aug 14, 2019




My previous (and most common) experience with beets began at childhood where it was a cold side dish, often found wet, chunky and next to the loose corn. Needless to say it was unappealing and unappetizing. This is often how beets are served (from a can) and it honestly doesn’t give this fiber-rich, plum-hued vegetable any justice! My brother (who has a love for Indian cuisine) let me taste a beet appetizer influenced by Indian culture and I was blown away! It highlights the beet's color and showed me that it has different flavor and texture dynamics that can be aesthetically and appetizingly pleasing. Outside of a smoothie, I really wasn’t exposed to another form of using raw beets that was outside the box. This inspired me to make this paleo-friendly salad is a simple and refreshing way to whet your palette before a tantalizing entree. This raw mix offers antioxidants and vitamins (A, B6) and immunity strengthening properties while also boosting energy and brain power. It’s a handy recipe that can be used for meal prep, Meatless Mondays, the start of an at home three-course meal or a side dish for upcoming dinners or potluck events.


Prep Time: 10 - 12 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 22 minutes


Ingredients

1 medium Carrot, peeled and shredded

1 large Beet, peeled and shredded

1 medium Apple, sliced lengthwise

2 fresh Spanish thyme leaves, thinly sliced and minced

2 tsp Honey, room temperature

1 tsp.fresh Ginger thinly sliced

1 Lime, freshly squeezed

6 capfuls White Vinegar

Salt and black pepper to taste


Prep

Prep all vegetables, fruits and herbs. Place aside for immediate use.


Directions

Combine all prepped ingredients , herbs and seasoning into a medium deep bowl. Mix and season to desired taste. Serve alone or on a bed of mixed greens.


Servings: 2 - 4

Tips:

  • Wear gloves as beets can easily stain hands, underneath fingernails and clothing.

  • You can substitute honey with agave nectar (for vegans)

  • You can add a dash of red pepper flakes or cayenne for heat.

  • For multilayered texture effect, you can add dried cranberries and top with walnuts or almonds.

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Mechelle
Mechelle
Jan 20, 2019

Love-On you are so right! Beets are so high in folate and nitrate while also containing fiber and iron. Beets are definitely the way to go! Let me know how the recipe works for you :).

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Love-On Dames
Love-On Dames
Oct 19, 2018

This is definitely different from the traditional beet dish we are all accustom to in our culture but this definitely adds much more vibrancy to the plate. Most don’t realize how good beets are for the body, especially in its rawest form. I’ve had beet salads where mandarins and feta was also added. It’s surprising how many ways beets can be prepared. The ginger with your dish is definitely a winner and a must try!

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