You may think… Raw beets? Really? We may all be used to the boiled, roasted or pickled version of this super veggie, but I promise you, by not giving this a try, you are missing on a delightful and healthy treat. This carrot and beetroot salad can actually stand alone as a complete lunch or dinner. 

Why you should make this salad a regular, if not daily part of your diet?

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Firstly, beets:

  • Detoxify the body and are a natural colon cleanser
  • Are a natural energy buster & help in improving immunity
  • Lower cholesterol & BP
  • Contain polysaccharides for digestive tract health
  • Help with anemia by improving the red cells production
  • Are loaded with vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, B, C, Beta-carotene, Folate, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Chlorine, Manganese, Phosphorus, Chopper, Magnesium.

And the list can go on and on…

Secondly, it is a rapid preparation, only 10 minutes or less.

Carrot and Beetroot Salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup of grated fresh beets (from about 2 medium sized peeled beets)
  2. 1 cups of grated carrots or shreds made with the peeler (1 carrot but you could use 2 if you like)
  3. 2 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
  4. 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  5. Small pinch of salt
  6. 2 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
  7. 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Organic Olive Oil
  8. 1 teaspoons Honey
  9. 2 Tbsp sliced fresh mint leaves (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel and grate the beets and carrots.
  2. Place the grated beets and carrots in a salad dish. Add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together salt, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and honey until smooth.
  4. Drizzle over the salad, then gently fold until the beets and carrots are lightly coated. Let sit for 10-15 min before serving, either chilled or at room temperature, for the dressing to soak into the beets and carrots.
  5. Optional but yummy, right before serving, stir in a few sliced fresh mint leaves.
Notes
  1. Whenever possible try to use organic ingredients in all your cooking.
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