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Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

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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Now, I’ve tried to eat beets before, plain or roasted, and just couldn’t do it. They were too… earthy for me. 

BUT, this Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing is by far, one of my favorite salads. Even with the beets!!

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, like me, openly don’t like beets) have liked this salad and asked for the recipe!

I like to make a big batch of this, and we’ll eat from it for several days. We eat it just like we would with any side dish, along with chicken, or ham. 


Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Yield: about 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Light and refreshing, this Raw Beet Salad will even make the beet-haters want a second helping!


  • 3 – 4 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh ginger root, finely grated
  • 1 3/4 cup peeled & grated beet roots
  • 1 3/4 cup peeled & grated carrots
  • 1 3/4 cup peeled & grated apple (such as a Fuji or Pink Lady)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the grated beets, carrots, and apple.
  2. Toss in the lime juice and grated ginger, and refrigerate until ready to serve.


When I first started making this recipe, I would add 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Over time, I didn't think the salad needed the extra sweetness or oil - BUT, that's totally up to you. Do whatever tastes good to you.


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Pamela W Maxson

Sunday 8th of March 2020

This isn´t a good recipe, this is a GREAT recipe! I keep making it to go along side a big green salad! Thank you for a recipe that is good for you AND that actually tastes delicious! I would not change a thing. I find that I don´t need a lot of honey, but I do still put a little in my salad.


Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Thanks for coming back here and letting me know your thoughts, Pamela! I'm glad you enjoy it!


Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Thank you Meagan! I tried your recipe in search of a beet recipe that I might like. Like you, I never had liked the beets I’d tried before. This was very good! My family enjoyed it too..


Thursday 27th of June 2019

That's great! Thanks for letting me know, Nora. I'm glad you all enjoyed it!


Friday 8th of December 2017

Will definitely try this recipe too. I have a recipe with 2 beets peeled & grated, 3 big carrots & 2 apples washed & grated, can also add thinly sliced lettuce, celery & any other vegies, nuts & seeds of choice, to give extra crunch, flavour & make the salad go further. the dressing, is juice of 1 orange, 3 Tblspn oil ( I used grape oil my choice) 1/2 Tspn paprika, & 1/2 Tspn cumin powder. Sultanas can be added if liked. I use the sultanas in my Carrot & orange salad. Trying raw vegie salads is surprising just how many people just LOVE them when they have a try.


Thursday 13th of October 2016

Yummo! Made this last night and I added pear! Had it over salad, used ginger power, had no fresh ginger. Thanks for the recipe!


Thursday 28th of April 2016

How long do you think you can leave this in the fridge? Do you think you could freeze it fir a side dish?


Thursday 28th of April 2016

Hi Cher, I'd say max 3-4 days in the fridge. It's best eaten within 1-2 days. I definitely do not recommend freezing this dish.

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