Raw Beet Salad

beet salad
Toronto, Canada

A lot of people hate beets and it is because their first taste is with pickled beets which are…okay. But I wouldn`t want to eat them every day.

Before I left to travel I would get an organic food box each Thursday and then had to quickly figure out how to cook some of the contents. I was not about to pickle beets so I quickly searched and found a recipe for raw beet salad. I loved it so much I ate 4 bowls that day.

That was a problem.

I don`t want to disgust you but on an innocent trip to the bathroom I thought I was going to die from internal bleeding.

Beets make everything red. Everything.

You are not dying. Your kidney did not just drop out. It’s just the beets. Okay disgusting but necessary warning over. Let`s get to the good part.

If you have a food processor this salad takes two seconds to make and the nice thing about shredded beets is that they actually keep in the fridge for up to a week. This is a simple raw beet salad recipe that I make all the time.


Raw Beet Salad
  • 3 cups of shredded beets
  • 3 cups green apple (optional but I love it)
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • mint
  • Vinaigrette
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  1. Mix together and enjoy!



  1. Eugenie says

    I actually never heard of pickled beats.
    I like to eat beats cooked and afterwards warmed up with a bit of butter or like you, in a salad.
    However, in Argentina they taste better than here in Belgium, perhaps it’s another kind of red beat.

    I love goat cheese, so I should remember this one, for this summer!

  2. says

    It freaked me out the first time I ate it too =)
    I actually loved drinking it as a juice with ginger and other fruits. Sounds strange but I swear it’s delicious with a bit of a kick from the ginger.

  3. says

    That’s funny! Yes, beets make everything red! I ate lots of beets during my first pregnancy abd thought I was going to have a miscarriage!!!

    I have a juicer at home, so I make beet and apple juice! Lovely-looking salad!


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