Carrot and Beet Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing

carrot and beet salad

It’s January 5th. Do you know where your New Year’s resolution is? You know, that pesky one named “Eat Healthier”?

This salad is raw, vegan, healthy, inexpensive and simple. There’s no excuse for not making this! Make a big, huge, monstrously large batch on Sunday and you will have lunch already made for the week. Toss in some orange slices or blueberries for excitement. Nix the walnuts and opt for almonds instead. Throw in some quinoa or wild rice. 

Just please leave the beets in.

Poor beets. So under-appreciated. So beautiful, yet so misunderstood. It’s time to let this ruby-red root veggie shine in all its detoxifying, antioxidant, nutrient-rich glory. 

Here’s to eating healthier!carrot and beet salad

Carrot and Beet Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing
 
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Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 peeled and grated beet
  • 2 sliced radishes
  • ¼ cup walnuts
Spicy Mustard Dressing
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chili sauce
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Instructions
Salad
  1. Remove stems from kale and discard.
  2. Chop kale into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Clean and peel carrot and beet, then grate.
  4. Slice radishes.
  5. Chop walnuts.
  6. Toss together with dressing.
Dressing
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a container with a lid.
  2. Shake until ingredients combine well. Use a tablespoon or two on salad.
Notes
Wear gloves while working with beets unless you want your hands to be a pretty shade of pink. IF you do get it on your skin though, lemon juice will get it off.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1279 Fat: 129g Saturated fat: 17g Unsaturated fat: 109g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 26g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 502mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

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Comments

  1. Emily says

    Wow! This was absolutely amazing! Great combination of flavor I never would have thought of. The dressing is something I will always be making from now on for any salad I am eating. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. MalGal says

    Oh yeah, She ain’t lyin! Beets really are overlooked a lot. My family gets so tired of Iceberg lettuce, and Kale was the perfect remedy. This salad is a bowl of sunshine.

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