The easiest, nutrient dense, AIP-friendly beetroot and carrot salad

By March 24, 2021 Recipes

NOTE: I never measure the quantity of the ingredients I use for this salad. I like preparing bigger batches and storing it in the fridge throughout the week. Carrots and beetroot are approximately the same amount. It is the first time I measured everything now so I can write down the recipe 😊

Ingredients:

  • Carrots, peeled – 300 g
  • Beetroot, peeled – 320 g
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar 3,5-4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
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Instructions:

After you peel the carrots and beets, you shred them in a food processor. This is the fastest and easiest way. However, if you don’t have a food processor, you can simply use a shred or a mandoline. Transfer the shredded vegetables into a big bowl and add some salt. Mix well with a spoon and add the apple cider vinegar first. Mix them again and add the olive oil. That’s it!

NOTE: The taste of the salad gets better with the time as the dressing soaks into it.

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If you want to juice it up..

  1. Add crushed garlic to the dressing.
  2. Add crushed garlic and fresh chopped dill.
  3. Add 1 shredded green apple.
  4. Garnish with some feta cheese and baked walnuts.
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Aside from being super tasty and juicy, this salad is also loaded with beneficial nutrients. Here are some of them:

Both carrots and beetroot are rich in fibre which helps digestion and makes them promote healthy colon function.

100 g beetroot contains:

  • 325 mg Potassium, or about 9% of the DV*
  • 23 mg Magnesium, or about 6% of the DV
  • 0,33 mg Manganese, which is about 16,5% of the DV
  • 16 mg Calcium
  • 0,80 mg Iron, or about 4,4% of the DV
  • 40 g Phosphorus
  • 109 mcg Vitamin B9 (Folate), or about 27% of the DV
  • 4,9 mg Vitamin C, or about 8% of the DV

Beetroot is good for those who regularly do sports, because it may improve athletic performance due to its high content in dietary nitrate.

100 g carrots contain:

  • 16706 IU Vitamin A, or about 330% of the DV
  • 8,3 mcg Vitamin A, or about 10% of the DV
  • 5,9 mg Vitamin C, which is about 9,8% of the DV
  • 19 mcg Folate, about 4,8% of DV
  • 320 mg Potassium, about 9% of the DV
  • 0,14 mg Manganese, about 7% of the DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.