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Grated beet salad

Recently, I found myself witha ton of beets. I had been roasting them, made soups, but was getting bored and my SO does not love them in salads. So I grated a raw peeled beet in the food processor with the grating disc in it, followed by a few carrots. I have tossed the mixture with mayo and then another time with olive oil, lemon juice. Even just a dab of mayo goes a long way. The salad has a wonderful crunch and a beautiful color. I have now been eating it every day at lunch. Do you have other grated beet salad ideas?

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  1. Grated beets, sour cream, grated apple, a spoon full of lemon juice, and the tiniest bit of sugar.

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    1. re: foodslut

      I make this too-- except that I usually use vinegar and a little bit of horseradish instead of lemon juice. Sometimes I also make "beet kinpira"-- shredded beets and carrots quickly sauteed with a little soy and mirin, then tossed with a few drops of sesame oil and some sesame seeds.

    2. grated beets, grated jicama, peanut-lime dressing. i thinly slice a red onion and leave it on the side if my husband is around- he loves red onions.

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        Do you make your own peanut lime dressing, if so, can I have the recipe?

        1. re: cassoulady

          I make my own dressing, but there's no real recipe. I use peanut butter, lime juice, red pepper flakes, salt, toasted sesame oil, and a bit of hot water. I put the pb in a glass bowl in the micro for a few seconds to soften it, then whisk in a bit of hot water to thin out the pb. Whisk in the rest of the ingredients and taste. Sorry I can't give you exact amouts!

          If you want something thicker and more of a dip, add very little water- just enough to make the peanut butter liquidy.

      2. "Recently, I found myself with a ton of beets."

        cassoulady, i smiled imagining a bunch of beets gathered together and peering into your bedroom window, waiting for you to wake up and bring them in the house! ;-).

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        1. re: alkapal

          I couldnt leave them out in the cold, with the snow on the ground : )

        2. Grated with horseradish and slathered onto a piece of really good rye bread. Wish I had some right now!

          1. Made a shaved beet salad a couple of years ago, but with beets that are roasted first.


            beets unavailable where I live now, sigh....

            1. I shred beets with granny smith apple, then toss with a sherry vinaigrette with lots of minced shallots and microplaned ginger root. It's better the second day when the ginger permeates the salad and everything mellows a bit.

              1. Last night I made a honey mustard dressing for beets in my mother in law's house. She used sliced canned beets- why she would do that when beets are 50 cents/lb I have no idea. It would prob be much better on fresh beets.

                1. I like to do a raw beet salad with mustard vinegrette. Or with a little oil and a lot of mint.

                  1. We, too, are up to our ears in beets. Have recently made a beet and grapefruit salad with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Not a salad nor wholly successful, tonight I made stuck pot rice (and diced beets, chickpeas, carrots, persian currents, wilted onions, dried limes, saffron) with a pita bread crust.