Raw Citrus Beet Salad, don't pass this one by!

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If you think that you would never enjoy a raw beet salad, then this is the salad for you! It has all the components of a great salad, it is simple, tasty and you can make it the year-round if you so desired. Beets hold over the winter very well and citrus is abundant in the winter, from there all you need is a box grater and a bit of time. Just as a precaution, if you use a box grater, do so, outside....beets are known for their glorious color and for some reason when splattered on a wall, it does not seem so glorious....

I have to be honest, I did not use a box grater. As a child, I was the designated grater of all foods.  Basically, this was before food processors and I can tell you this, if one had NOT been invented, I would have taken care of that! I will tell you straight up, that box grating food is my least favorite kitchen task. I turn to my food processor for all grating, and fortunately, we have had a nice partnership in the kitchen for many (many!) years.

But this beet salad might lead me to a bit of box grating, next time we are out and about in the 5thweel because it is that good. You will want to make this up a day or two ahead. The citrus juices change the texture of the beet strands into silky, sweet morsels. I told you it is good, and really it is!

Raw Citrus Beet Salad.Eat more vegetables, this salad will help!
Raw Citrus Beet Salad.

Raw Citrus Beet Salad
adapted from: self-proclaimed foodie

 2 or 3 medium to large beets, peeled (use what you have, amounts are not precise)
1 orange, washed, do not peel - you will be using the zest and juice
1 lime, washed, - you will be using zest and juice, use as much as you like. I used half.
1 to 2 T oil, we used avocado, olive oil would also be delicious
salt to taste
2 T snipped chives, or more if desired, plus additional for garnish at serving time.

Grate beets set aside.

Remove all the zest from the orange, squeeze out all the juice, pour over the beets. Remove zest from half of the lime, also the juice, again pour over the beets. Add the oil, salt to taste and the snipped chives. Toss well.

Cover and store in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days.

To serve, toss lightly, garnish with additional snipped chives.


You may also enjoy these beet salads. 
Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad
Apple and Beet with Gorgonzola
Red Beet Salad with Maple Cranberry Vinegarette
Fresh Beet Salad with Ruby Grapefruit Vinegarette Avocado and Feta
Fresh Beet Salad with Cranberries and Grapefruit Vinegarette

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  1. This looks delicious and I love beets. But I'm not sure I want to tackle grating raw beets on a box grater. I wonder what it would be like if I steamed the beets until partially tender to make grating easier?


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