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Raw Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs

Prep & Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salads & Sides
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw beets*, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 0.5 avocado (optional)

Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice + zest
  • 1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil

*Note: You can make this recipe using golden beets, red beets or the farmer’s market favourite, chioggia beets (striped beets), or even a combination. Try experimenting with different fresh herbs like dill, basil, or fennel for a different taste combination.

    Instructions

    • Wash and grate the beets.
    • Make the dressing by mixing the lemon juice & zest, mustard, tahini and sesame oil together. Pour over the beets and mix well.
    • Add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
    • Taste and adjust ingredients to taste, adding unrefined salt and pepper if needed.
    • Eat immediately or store in a covered container for 3-4 days.

    Notes

    Recipe by InspireHealth