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 😊
- Carrots, peeled – 300 g
- Beetroot, peeled – 320 g
- Olive oil – 3 tbsp
- Apple cider vinegar 3,5-4 tbsp
- Salt to taste
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.
If you want to juice it up..
- Add crushed garlic to the dressing.
- Add crushed garlic and fresh chopped dill.
- Add 1 shredded green apple.
- Garnish with some feta cheese and baked walnuts.
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.