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This beet slaw is a tangy and sweet side dish, filled with farm-fresh beets, scallions, and fresh mint! It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or salmon, or as an addition to any leafy green salad.
Raw Beet Salad
Confession: I haven’t always been a huge beet fan. It wasn’t until I joined a CSA that I started experimenting with them and have started to take a liking to them! I particularly love raw beet juice and shredded raw beets, so I knew I needed to create some sort of salad with them, and this Raw Beet Salad was born.
This Beet Slaw comes together quickly and is filled with fresh flavors, like scallions, mint and ginger. It also lasts for days on end, and works nicely compared with a lot of different protein options, like salmon, chicken or just about anything you can throw on the grill.
Beet Slaw Ingredients
Here is an overview of the ingredient list. Keep scrolling for the full recipe.
- Fresh Mint
- Lemon Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Golden Raisins
- Sliced Almonds
- Sesame Seeds
- Salt + Pepper
Are Beets Healthy?
Beets are so healthy for you, especially in raw form like this salad! Beets are a powerhouse of nutrition. You know what they say, the more colorful the vegetable, the more nutrition it packs…and beets are certainly colorful!
Beets are high in anti-oxidants, folate and potassium! And even the greens, which are edible, are full of nutrients too, so don’t throw those away.
You can find a variety of beets at farmer’s markets these days, ranging from the more typical red beets, to orange beets or even candy-stripe beets.
Can This be Made Ahead of Time?
Yes. And that’s one of the great things about slaws, they are perfect make ahead dishes. This beet slaw will even taste better the next day! Store this in an air-tight container (preferably glass, so it doesn’t stain) for up to 5 days.
Dishes to Serve with Beet Slaw
Here is a list of some awesome seasonal dishes that are perfect for serving with beet slaw:
- Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce
- Cajun Blackened Fish
- Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak
- Greek Chicken Kebabs
- Citrus Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa
- Moroccan Chicken Burgers
- Jalapeño Salmon Burgers
If you like this slaw recipe, check out these others:
- 3 to 4 large raw beets peeled and grated
- 2 scallion stalks sliced thin (about 1/3 cup)
- 1 inch chunk ginger peeled and grated
- 1/4 cup mint chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 1/3 cup sliced raw almonds
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds optional
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Serve immediately or make ahead and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
I can’t wait to try this! I recently started eating clean and was introduced to shredded raw beets. They are amazing so I have a feeling I’m going to love this! Thanks for sharing!
Lexi! This is going on my meal prep service’s menu next week – I know our clients are going to love it. Could we maybe get some reposting/featuring love?! Can’t wait to make this one 🙂
I LOVE this recipe! I made it with the pink, Candy Cane, beets which have a lighter, sweeter flavor than regular beets. (We found them at the Farmer’s Market and later discovered that our Publix carries them.) Since we are on the Whole30 I didn’t add the honey or maple sugar and I left the raisins out. We will be making this again! Lexi I really appreciate all of the support you give with your great recipes on Facebook and your blog. I don’t even bother putting your cookbook away because I use it so often.
I am so glad you love it and love the book!!
This Beet Coleslaw is absolutely delicious. It’s very easy to make and delicious, I’ll be making this again.
I didn’t have to boil the beets they peeled like a potatoe.
Oh my gosh!!!! Boil the beets before you grate them <3 please do
Raw beets are amazing, they handle like a carrot, crunchy and sweet plus you get all the nutrients that cooking destroys. Try it! You won’t be disappointed.