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Favourite Raw Beet recipes?

I've got lots of fresh beets from the garden, and I was hoping to try out a few raw beet recipes this week.

I'd love to hear about your favourite recipes using raw beets.

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  1. Grated, with carrots and daikon, rice vinegar, ginger, black sesame seeds.

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    1. re: rose water

      Thanks for the idea. Will give it a try!

      1. re: rose water

        I also do a grated salad with beets and carrots, but I dress it with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Very refreshing.

        1. re: rose water

          Along a similar line, grated raw beet and carrot with finely chopped green apples and walnuts is delish. Just toss with olive oil and lemon juice, then season with some S&O.

        2. This is one of my favorite recipes:

          http://www.rawfoodbook.com/borscht.html

          I registered here just so i could post this for you! It doesn't "taste" raw and it's so good for you. Hope you enjoy it.

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          1. re: rachelb99

            Thanks for your suggestion, looks like a great borscht;)

            1. re: phoenikia

              I made a cobb salad the other day and I put some sliced beets in it. it tastes and
              looks great.

          2. There's a great restaurant in Port Townsend, WA, called the Fountain, which serves delicious salads featuring long, thin strands of red beet. Perhaps created with some sort of circular mandoline? (I should really ask them sometime.)

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            1. re: rcallner

              Other companies may well make them too, but the most common one I've seen is made by Benriner, the same company that makes the relatively inexpensive but well made Japanese "mandolines."

              1. re: MikeG

                Oh, thanks, Mike. At the risk of heading off-topic, are the Benriners useful for other foods?

                1. re: rcallner

                  2 settings on it I have Alissa Cohen's book
                  http://www.alissacohen.com/shop/Books...

                  So many receipes in it to use the spiralizer, turnip, sweet potato, zuchini, beets, i use mine almost everyday!

              2. re: rcallner

                I have one it's a saladacco or spiralizer, the most amazing thing ever. I've been learning raw for a while now and keep growing with it. THE BEST THING TO DO EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

                http://goneraw.com/forum/spiralizer

                http://www.upayanaturals.com/Spiral_S...

              3. in a spring green salad with warm goat cheese and candied nuts. Damn that sounds good...I think I'm gonna have that tonight