Raw Beet Salad

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This beet salad will change your mind about beets. It’s so simple and yet I’m completely addicted to it.

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 do not 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 now that my disgusting but necessary warning is 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.

If you don’t have a food processor you could also use a spiralizer (we love this one) or even the grater box you may use for cheese.

I love raw shredded beets so much that I sometimes cheat and just put a yogurt based bottled ranch dressing on it but this raw beet recipe is definitely my favourite way to eat beets.

Plus they are good for your liver so you can have red wine all drink and eat beets all day.

beet salad

Raw Beet Salad

Yield: 4-6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

One of my favourite salads only has 4 ingredients.


  • 3 cups beets shredded
  • 3 cups green apple optional but I love it
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 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!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although BaconisMagic.ca attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  1. When I was younger, my brother and I would eat beetroot specifically for this effect. Maybe that’s something advertising agencies could consider… 😉

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says:

    I’ve fallen in love with them over the last couple of years after the most amazing beet soup!

  3. Yum! That looks and sounds so good. Bookmarking and moving to the top of my “must cook soon” list. And you’re so right about the red beet juice, yikes!

  4. I love pickled beets especially when I make my own. And don’t throw out the beet leaves, they can be added to salads or cooked in soups.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Camels & Chocolate says:

    Scott and I make balsamic-marinated beets at least once a week, and without fail, I always wake up the next day convinced I’m dying…it takes me a few minutes to recall what I ate the night before!

  8. I’ll have to test this one out. I know someone who’s just started a raw vegan diet too so she may be interested.

  9. Matthew Karsten says:

    That’s a colorful & unique salad!

  10. I love fresh beets but I definitely hated them at the first taste!

  11. I was definitely one of those people that associated beets with pickled beets (ick) but learned to love them when I tasted them raw. Mmmmmm. I’ll happily try your beet salad recipe.

  12. 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!

  13. I’m looking for a raw beet salad freezer version. I have a freezer slaw recipe that’s wonderful and want a way to enjoy raw beets year round.

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