Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

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Beets are not something I would normally purchase, so working with them was a new experience (but a good one!).  After a quick search online, I found that beets are highly nutritious (especially when eaten raw) and contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties.  They’ve even been thought to have anti-cancer benefits.

All the more reason to eat your beets, kids!!

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This Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing is by far, one of my favorite salad. It is very refreshing, and the ginger and lime balance out the sweetness of the carrots and apple perfectly. Everyone who has tried it (even those who openly don’t like beets) have liked this salad and asked for the recipe!

Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 3 – 4 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed (or lemon)
  2. 1 tablespoons honey (or coconut nectar if you are vegan)
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, finely grated
  4. 1-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1 3/4 cup beet roots, grated
  6. 1 3/4 cup carrots, peeled and grated
  7. 1 3/4 cup Braeburn apple, peeled and grated
Instructions
  1. To make the ginger lime dressing, combine the lime juice, honey, and ginger in a small mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the grated beets, carrots, and apple.
  3. Toss in the dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Enjoy!

Megan

This recipe is also linked to Raw Food Thursday, the Virtual Whole Food Potluck, Allergy Free Wednesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Simple Lives Thursday, and the Gluten Free Homemaker.

Comments

  1. says

    Megan I just had a beet root salad at Palmer Downtown Deli last week. I expected the beets to be pickled as I had never heard of eating raw beets before. I love beets but my hubby does NOT so I have never bothered with them since I’ve been married. Well I was most surprised to see raw beets finely chopped and tossed in with the greens. I gave him a taste and he actually thought they were good. Yippee…guess what I’ll be growing in my garden from now on. And this recipe looks absolutely yummy. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. says

    I can never get enough beets when they are in season. This looks like a great recipe to take to a holiday potluck, bet it would be good with some dried cranberries too.

  3. Linda says

    Took me a while to get my head (and stomach) wrapped around beets, but since there are so many unique ways to prepare them and not just boiled like back in the day. For instance, a friend made the most delicious raw salad for Thanksgiving as a side–all kinds of julienned vegs with a vinaigrette similar to yours in this post. I went nuts! Scored all the leftovers too and had them for several days afterward. We need to eat more stuff like this!

    • says

      Hi Linda! We really do need to eat more raw salads/veggies like this. It’s more goal after Christmas to do that. I remember mom feeding me beets as a kid, but they were chunks in a can – definitely nothing like this!!
      Hugs,
      Megan

  4. says

    This looks absolutely delicious. We often have raw beets in our salad but I have never tried this combination before.
    Another really tasty way to eat beets (although not raw) is roasted with the other vegetables when you have a roast dinner, simply scrub, trim the ends and roll in coconut oil (or substitute oil) and roast as you would for potato etc. This brings out the most amazing flavours

  5. Jenni says

    What a wonderful, fresh salad! I needed a fresh, healthy side to go with a BBQ pork sandwich and this was perfect. I didn’t have lime, so used grapefruit instead + 1/2 TBS of white wine vinegar. Thanks!

  6. says

    So delicious, Megan! I love raw beets! Thanks so much for sharing this salad at Raw Foods Thursdays. Love the salad AND the dressing. Yum! I’ll be highlighting it at tomorrow’s event. Hope to see you tomorrow!!

    Heather

  7. lili says

    What would you suggest in place of oil? I am trying to omit oils from my diet and just eating plant based whole foods. Thank you

  8. says

    Looks yummy, I bought a 5lb bag of carrots last week, so I’ve been making lots of carrot raisin slaw. I’m sure beets and apples would also taste great with carrots.

  9. Cheryl Tracy says

    I tried this salad last night for dinner and I loved it! It will be a regular part of my diet from now on. Thank you!

  10. Led Zep says

    Did you know that if you juice beetroot, apple and carrot, you create a ‘miracle drink’ extremely rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals? :)

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