Friday, May 08, 2015

Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad

Though I love cooked and pickled beets I was skeptical about eating raw beets and also sweet potatoes. But the dressing does wonders for the Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad. Packed with vitamins and super easy to put together. A winner of a recipe.

{Raw} Beet and Sweet Potato Salad
YIELD: 4-6 servings
PREP TIME:10 minutes

2 large sweet potatoes
1 bunch beets (3-4)
4 scallions
1/2 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkins seeds)
Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Peel the sweet potatoes and beets. Then use a spiralizer to cut the veggies into long curly strips. Use a pair of kitchen sheers to cut the pieces into manageable lengths.
Mix the beet and sweet potato ribbons together in a large bowl. Then cut the scallion tops on an angle to make long rings. Sprinkle the salad with scallions and pepitas. Serve with your favorite vinaigrette.
Garlic Lime Vinaigrette
YIELD: 6-8 servings
PREP TIME:3 minutes

1/3 cup olive oil
Zest of one lime + 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 1-2 limes)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tb. honey
Replaced the dairy in the original recipe with balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Pour all ingredients into the jar with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper.
Screw the lid on tightly and shake until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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