Food Friday: 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.


Raw beet salad inspired by my food crush Mark Bitten
  • 3 cups of shredded beets
  • 3 cups green apple (optional but I love it)
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • mint


  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar





  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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