After finishing the juice diet that I just finished, I am *trying to be all about seriously healthy food.
Tons of salads, vegetables and clean, fresh whole foods. As good as that sounds- sometimes those kind of recipes (that are actually appealing and delicious!) seem kind of hard to find.
I am trying really hard over the next few weeks to bring you lots of them
Like this absolutely gorgeous and delicious Asian Beet Salad.
I am a total sucker for beets, but I have never had them prepared with Asian flavors. However I think I may have stumbled upon something fantastic! The natural sweetness of the beets pairs so nicely with the Asian flavors. I feel like this would be beautiful with a piece of grilled salmon
If anyone is taking part in the juice diet– please let me know how it’s going!!
Don’t worry- there will be some goodies back soon too- just let me get back into my jeans first.
Asian Beet Salad, serves 4-6
-6 golden beets
-3 cups carrots, peeled
-½ cup cilantro, minced
-¼ cup green onion, minced
-1 fresh red chili, minced
-¼ cup rice wine vinegar
-2 Tbs sesame oil
-2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
-1 Tsp sesame seeds
1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beets and cook until they are fork tender, about 20 minutes.
2) Drain the beets and rinse them under cold water. As you rub the beets under the running water, peel the skin off with your fingers.
3) Slice the beets into wedges and pour into a large bowl.
4) Slice the carrots on the bias about 1/8” thick and add them to the beets.
5) Add all the rest of the ingredients (except for the sesame seeds) and toss them all together until everything is well seasoned.
6) Season to taste with Kosher salt.
7) Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
8) Serve at room temperature or chilled.Print Recipe
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I have been on a beet-kick for the last while, so I am very excited to try this recipe. Thank you <3
Oh good Zosia!! I hope you like this rendition!
The color of this salad is so uplifting!
i so wish i liked beets…this is SUCH a gorgeous salad!
Gorgeous!!! Amazing color!
Beets are so underappreciated. A lot of people think they don’t like them, but I make a beet salad using raspberries and raspberry vinegar and when people try it, they’re amazed how good it is. It’s like I re-inventing the wheel or something!
I love the idea of using carrots and beets together – never thought of that. I totally agree with you about pairing it with a nice filet or salmon or maybe halibut. (And maybe a nice glass of Riesling, too?)
Holy poo! Could I have made more typing mistakes in my prior post?
lol! I didn’t even notice Kelley!!
Looking at this amazing salad I will be on the hunt for the golden beets in the market tomorrow and let you know how it goes. This is beautiful! See what other garnished China has to offer. Mom
xoxo mom. Yes! let me know what goodies you dig up there.
Oh my u already finished the three day juice diet????? That was fast I still haven’t gathered everything I need yet! but I absolutely WILL start tomorrow or the next day and let u know what happens. In the meantime I am eating healthy lots of salad either with tuna or grilled chicken breast or salmon, yogurt and almost no sweets and I sill remain the same weight 🙁 Anyway did u lose anything? Let us know how ur progress is and this salad looks appetising I will make it. I make a version of it with olive oil, vinegar and orange segments or apple slices very nice.
I’ve never put together a beet salad quite like this before–it’s lovely! 🙂
Such a pretty beet salad!
how beautiful!! love beet salad!!!
I love beets and this salad looks yummy and beautiful!