beetroot carrot salad

September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
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updated 30/08/2018

Since I’ve moved from blogger to WordPress, its been a huge learning experience for me. I find that when I finally figured out blogger, I moved and now it takes me a while to get use to terms like plugins, widgets, etc. I try to figure out as much as I can and when I fail have to call my daughter.

These days she too is so busy as she is managing quite a few freelance projects which also includes work for my son and daughter in law’s upcoming boutique hotel project The Elementum.She is also trying to promote her own Type.Social as a content creator. Do take a while to check out both the sites.


I cannot 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.

Today’s recipe is an easy 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 and nuts makes it all that more nutritious. I couldn’t stop adding a few raisins too. Feel free to add the 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.

Beetroot Carrot Salad 1

Beetroot Carrot Salad 3

Beetroot Carrot Salad 2


Serves 2

1 cup grated beetroot

1 cup grated carrot

½ cup mixture of sunflower, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and raisins

Coriander and Lemon Dressing:

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

1 tbsp honey

4 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp mustard paste

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper powder


parmesan shaving (optional)

  1. Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients well. I prefer to add all the ingredients in a jar and giving it a good shake.
  2. Mix the grated carrot and beetroot in a big bowl.
  3. Roast sunflower and pumpkin seeds lightly.
  4. Roast the pine nut too.
  5. Add the seeds, pine nuts and raisins to the salad.
  6. Add the dressing just before serving.
  7. Add parmesan shavings or any cheese of your choice if you like.


  • Use cranberries instead of raisins.
  • Use cheese of your choice if using any.
  • Replace coriander with fresh mint.

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  • 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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