I was looking for a way to use raw beets and found a recipe online. I changed it a bit to use ingredients that I grow and use. It's so yummy and is so nutritious because the nutrition isn't cooked out of the beets. Everyone that has tried it, likes it. It's better if let set for a few hours but doesn't have to be. Serve for a cold lunch with boiled eggs on a bed of lettuce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine beets, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parsley, garlic, mustard, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 3.6g; sodium 263.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
I was very skeptical of this recipe when I saw it. But I was looking for a side dish and I wanted it to be like an unusual slaw. So I tried it. Am I ever glad I did. Yes you do end up very red from grating beets but it is worth the extra washing up. Skin counters dishes and sink all cleaned very easily. I didn't get any on my clothes so no promises there! I used a homemade Dijon Mustard with Szechuan peppercorns which seems to have worked well in this recipe. There is a tiny bit of heat from both the mustard and the garlic but not overwhelming. I didn't realize how wonderful raw beets tasted. I will be making this one over and over again. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2019
We love beets and even like raw beets but we just could not eat this. I think this is not for Southern taste buds. I made it by the recipe and really tried to like it but just couldn't. Read More
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
I was very skeptical of this recipe when I saw it. But I was looking for a side dish and I wanted it to be like an unusual slaw. So I tried it. Am I ever glad I did. Yes you do end up very red from grating beets but it is worth the extra washing up. Skin counters dishes and sink all cleaned very easily. I didn't get any on my clothes so no promises there! I used a homemade Dijon Mustard with Szechuan peppercorns which seems to have worked well in this recipe. There is a tiny bit of heat from both the mustard and the garlic but not overwhelming. I didn't realize how wonderful raw beets tasted. I will be making this one over and over again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
I like beets and they're so good for you. But I only knew of 1 or 2 ways to use them. So I was really happy to find this recipe. This turned out great! I've made it several times now. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
Didn't have parsley still full of flavor! Will make it again. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
Our family loves this recipe - even those that normally don't like beets. I serve it frequently to guests and the reaction is usually surprise and then a recipe request. To make things easy I carefully chop the beets in my food processor. Sometimes I add a dash of honey. It is better if you first peel the beets, but I have made it both ways. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
This was very good. I must be honest that I used raspberry balsamic and dark balsamic vinegars as well as French honey-balsamic mustard and a German dijon made with red onions. That's all I had on hand and three huge organic beets. I used a mandolin and after combining all of the ingredients I microwaved this mixture for 7 minutes until the beets softened up a bit without being too 'cooked'. This was great. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
This was terrific. Love the fact that you get more nutritional value from using raw beets. Get some every 2 weeks from a farm share program and wanted to make something in addition to pickled and roasted beets. This was great! Made it exactly as written. Don't forget the black pepper as it seems to set off the other flavors. Just made it and without letting it sit in the fridge it is already very very good. Think I'll top a lettuce leaf salad with them this evening. Great recipe thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2017
I too was sceptical about the raw Beet thing, but this is delicious. I pretty much stuck with the recipe, but as the author did, added stuff I had on hand. I added an onion and an apple. I had Rosemary Olive Oil which went well with all the other flavors. will be making this again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2018
I also had no parsley. What a wonderful light fresh salad. It is nice and tangy. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2017
Easy quick and tasty. The raw beets are pleasantly crunchy. I'll make this again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2019
We love beets and even like raw beets but we just could not eat this. I think this is not for Southern taste buds. I made it by the recipe and really tried to like it but just couldn't. Read More
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