Last week I posted a recipe for a beet salad made with baked beets. This week I tried a beet salad made with raw beets. I think I like it even better. I call it Beet Salad 'Slaw' because it's made with grated beets, like a coleslaw is made with grated cabbage.
This is recipe is adapted from a Foodland Ontario recipe. You'll need 3 or 4 medium beets, a small red onion, a grater and a vinaigrette dressing.
Scrub the beets.
Cut off ends and peel off the skin.
Grate the beets. I used a grater but you could also use a food processor or mandolin.
Place grated beets in a bowl. Add diced red onion (you could use another type of onion as well). Add some parsley or tarragon if you want.
Gently toss the beets and onion with a vinaigrette dressing. Or, simply toss with some orange juice, grated orange rind, olive oil and honey. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I liked the flavour and crunch of this beet slaw. If you have leftovers, add it to a sandwich. I tried it in a tuna salad wrap...yummm.
If you have ideas for great ways to use fresh beets, send them along.