Beetroot Carrot Salad

September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Beetroot Carrot Salad

An easy beetroot carrot salad recipe, orange and red what a beautiful combination. No, not talking about an outfit coordination but a simple and yet a very healthy and tasteful salad. So far all the beetroot salads I’ve posted have cooked beetroot. But did you know that raw beetroot is edible and equally tasty and healthy?

This is a very simple salad to put together and is a great salad for barbecues, dinner parties, as light lunch or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Adding different kinds of seeds, raisins makes it all that more nutritious. Feel free to add any types of seeds, nuts and dried fruits you like. What I like about salads is that we can add or remove any ingredient, make a dressing you like or simply squeeze some lemon, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper and you’re good to go.

Memories

I can’t believe that my babies are now adults, making their own decisions, trying to find their own niche in this ever competitive world and being ‘parents’ to hubby and me. Yes, parents as they now advise us what we should do. How tables have turned. This got me thinking today and I thought I need to pen it down. I constantly keep on reminding my kids that if ever hubby and I are being stubborn, unreasonable or difficult they need to let us know.

Growing old does mean that we’re wiser but that’s not always the case. Its a pity I’m not able to tell my aging dad that he is being stubborn or unreasonable as he thinks that I’m being disrespectful. However, as he is getting older, he forgets that my siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews are all adults and can make their decisions and all have to live their lives, taking care of social and work responsibilities.

All in all, we have to know when to set our kids free and allow them to make their own decisions.  Personally, I feel they haven’t done badly at all. All three understand and maintain a good balance between work and family. We all are oceans apart and I miss them terribly. However, everyone has to lead their live the way they want and where they want.

 

Some More Beetroot Recipes:

 

Ingredients required for Beetroot Carrot Salad:

  • Raw Beetroot – peeled and shredded
  • Raw Carrot – peeled and shredded
  • Sunflower Seeds – roasted
  • Pumpkin Seeds – roasted
  • Raisins – or any other dried fruit of your choice
  • Fresh Coriander – Cilantro or dhania pluck the leaves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic – minced
  • Olive oil
  • Honey or Maple Syrup – optional as both beetroot and carrot are naturally sweet
  • Salt
  • Pepper – freshly ground cord black pepper powder

Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan – don’t add honey
  • Vegetarian
  • For Satvik friendly salad don’t add garlic

BEETROOT CARROT SALAD

Beetroot Carrot Salad is an easy to make, tasty and refreshing salad with a hint of garlic and a homemade dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Light Meal, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: a filling salad, bbq salad, easy recipe, garlicky beetroot carrot salad, party salad, refreshing salad
Servings: 2

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 cup shredded beetroot
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander

FOR THE GARLIC LEMON DRESSING:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp coarse pepper powder

Instructions

PREPARATION OF GARLIC LEMON DRESSING:

  • Whisk all the dressing ingredients together.
  • I like to add them into a jar, close the lid tightly and give it a good shake.

PREPARATION OF THE SALAD:

  • Mix carrot and beetroot together in a bowl.
  • Add the dressing and toss.
  • Cover the bowl with a tight lid or cling film and allow it to cool in the fridge till required.
  • This allows the dressing falvour to infuse into the carrot and beetroot.
  • Just before serving add the seeds, raisins and fresh coriander. Toss and serve.

Notes

  • Add dried fruits of your choice like cranberries, goji berries, sultanas, etc
  • Add nuts if you like.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese if you like.
  • Add mint or basil instead of coriander.

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A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

 

35 Comments

  • Priya Suresh

    August 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Simple but yet a nutritious salad, i love these sort of easy salad especially for my lunch. Excellent and colourful salad.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you so much Priya.

  • Heidi Roberts

    August 30, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Those little salads are so cute and I am very sure they are popular with children

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Heidi.

  • Mina Joshi

    August 31, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Love this colourful, healthy and fresh salad. Had a quick look at your son’s project. Looks exciting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Mina, not many people check out what I share.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    August 31, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Lovely salad.. the way you have presented makes it look so inviting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha.

  • curryandvanilla

    August 31, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Lovely combo of flavors, textures and colors! Could have this anytime! Awesome share!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you so much Vanitha.

  • Ritu Tangri

    September 1, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Oh! What a beautiful medley of colour. You have captured a simple salad so well. You know this orange and maroon is my favourite colour combo..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Ritu, how blogging teaches us to improve in all areas. You should have seen my initial photo, it was so unappetizing.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    September 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Salad looks so delicious and healthy Mayuri. Lemon juice and salt is enough to make a salad tasty. Sometimes I use black salt Your salad looks beautiful. Loved it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Sujata, I usually try and use rock salt or Himalayan pink salt or sea salt whenever I can.

  • Maria

    September 3, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Beautiful recipe and very sweet post full of memories! They do grow up really fast, right! My elder daughter just left the nest for university, she used to handle the tech side of my blog too. Wish your daughter all the success in her projects.
    I’m eating the salad with my eyes first – it’s sooo pretty! 😊

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much Maria.

  • spiceaffairs2016

    September 3, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Such a glamorous looking salad , love the combination of flavours in the dressing too yum.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you so much Soma.

  • Anshu

    September 3, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    What a lovely riot of colors and flavors…the way you have styled the salad makes it absolutely enticing !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much Anshu.

  • Nandita Gupta

    September 3, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    A very nutritious, wholesome salad with wonderful colors. Absolutely loved it

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you Nandita.

  • Malini

    September 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    That’s an awesome salad. Recently I started this habit of including a salad with my lunch, This should be a must try. Lovely colours and flavors.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks Malini and please try it, its simple and tasty.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    September 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Love the way you have layered up this salad, the colors are so inviting it looks perfect for a party. love the addition of Parmesan and pumpkin seeds too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much Seema.

  • poonampagar

    September 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    This refreshing salad with vibrant Color will make even the fussy eaters eat veggies..looks very inviting di !

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    September 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Such a colorful and a healthy salad. Love the combo. Treat to the eyes as well as your tummy.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 3, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Renu.

  • jagruti

    September 4, 2018 at 10:23 am

    carrots and beetroot in salad is a great combo, with nuts and seeds is surely a wholesome and nutritious. Lovely presentation in a glass.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 4, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much Jagruti.

  • Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    September 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    This looks delicious – so fresh and healthy! Eb 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much Eb.

  • code2cook

    September 6, 2018 at 6:27 am

    beetroot and carrot salad taste superb. Both are great pair together. This layered salad is a treat to tastebuds. Looking fabulous with the addition of seeds.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 6, 2018 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much Bhawana.

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