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Easy Beetroot Salad Recipes + Dressings

Looking for easy simple beetroot salad recipes, or maybe a beet salad dressing? Whether you use raw beets, pickled beets or roasted beets, these salads will inspire you to eat healthier and feel healthier.

These beetroot salads are full of minerals and vitamins, low in calories and great for anemic people trying to boost their immune system. Make your beet salad vegan or whole30 friendly and make sure you use that creamy dressing, it will definitely make it more tasty!

I use beetroots a lot: for making beet saladsbeet crackersfermented beets, a healing beet smoothie or a beetroot juice. Beets were the most often veggies used in my diet during my childhood, so learned to really enjoy them!

Easy Beetroot Salad Recipes

These healthy beetroot salad recipes have superfoods like carrots, avocado, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, black radish, sauerkraut (pickled cabbage), prunes and bell pepper. The best thing is that these beetroot salads will improve your meal’s nutritional value and will help you incorporate more healthy ingredients in your diet without compromising the taste. Also make sure to check out these healthy radish salad recipes!

Can You Eat Beets Raw In a Salad?

Absolutely, raw beets have much more antioxidants, vitamins and fiber than cooked beets, high heat destroys most of them. Plus you get much more of that sweet flavor when they are raw, health-promoting gut bacteria loves them too.

There are countless ways to make a delicious beet salad completely your own way, changing the ingredients according to you dietary restrictions.

So I’m sharing four of my favorite easy beetroot salad recipes:

 1. Beetroot Salad With Walnuts And Prunes (Suitable For Vegans as Well)

Looking for healthy beetroot salad ideas? This healthy beet salad is quick, easy and simple: made with roasted shredded beets, dried prunes, walnuts & avocado - clean eating, vegan and whole30 friendly. A healthy beet salad recipe served cold and perfect as side dish, lunch or a light dinner.  #beetrootsalad #beetsalad

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The beets, walnuts and dried prunes are considered by the scientists as functional foods because they have the potential to prevent and help treat many inflammatory diseases.

These ingredients are rich in fiber which is what people who suffer from constipation need. Insoluble fiber keeps food moving through the digestive tract and increases stool bulk, thus helping with elimination. So this makes a perfect beet salad if you’re trying to improve your digestion as well!

The prunes will make this beetroot salad even sweeter and the earthiness of beets will blend well with walnuts.

When I buy prunes I’m trying to choose organic preservative free prunes, grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers.

2. Healthy Beetroot Salad With Sauerkraut (Vegan Recipe)

Healthy easy beetroot salad recipe with sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) – vegan and whole30 approved. This healthy easy beet salad recipe is full of probiotics and antioxidants: shredded beets, chopped bell pepper, red cabbage sauerkraut and avocado. #beetrootsalad #beetsalad

Red cabbage sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) is very rich in probiotics, fibre and helps to boost liver detoxifying enzymes. It acts as a colon ‘broom’, stimulating the natural processes of elimination making this beetroot salad perfect for detoxing.

The fat in avocado and earthiness in beets help to balance out this salad and reduce the tanginess of the fermented cabbage, making it satisfying even for hesitant eaters.

Moreover red cabbage has 6-8x the vitamin C equivalent of green cabbage and also a strong concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities.

People with stomach and digestive related issues will extremely benefit from this beetroot salad recipe.

3. Beetroot Salad With Carrots, Black Radish And Cranberry (Vegan)

Healthy vegan beetroot salad recipe + creamy avocado dressing. This healthy beetroot salad starts with shredded beetroot, grated black radish and carrots, some cranberry, walnuts and finished with a creamy avocado dressing. Easy to make and suitable for whole30 and vegan diets. Make this beetroot salad recipe raw or cooked: great for summer or winter. #beetrootsalad

Radishes in general are very high in anti-oxidants and dietary fibre. Black radish is stronger in flavor than the average radish. It’s slightly spicy and bitter, in general a not-so-appetizing flavor, but for it’s benefits are worth trying: it has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and detoxifying properties.

The addition of carrots in this beetroot salad will add some extra crunchiness and vitamin A.

To make this beetroot salad recipe more enjoyable I dressed it with a simple tasty dairy free avocado dressing that smooth-ens out perfectly the taste of radishes.

4. Beetroot Salad Recipe With Chicken Breast And Chickpeas

Creamy beet chickpea salad recipe + dressing. This beet chickpea salad is made cooked beet, chopped chicken leftovers, cooked chickpeas, bell peppers, baby greens and a healthy creamy homemade dressing with avocado. A chickpea beet and chicken salad that can be enjoyed as a side dish or as an entire meal.

This beetroot salad recipe is accompanied with a creamy avocado dressing, is loaded with filling fiber, protein, and healthy fats, perfect to be enjoyed on it’s own for lunch or dinner. If you want a vegan version, just leave out the meat.

Some people like to use mayonnaise as a dressing with beets salads but I came up with a healthier dairy free, egg free version, check out the recipe below.

Tips To Make The Best Tasting Beetroot Salad

  • There are several different options for cooking your beets. For these beetroot salad recipes, you can either steam or roast them, but if you want a more pungent taste – use them raw.
  • Whatever you do, please don’t use canned beets, you will ruin the taste and the nutritional profile.
  • Fresh, roasted or steamed beets – are the best! Some people choose to boil the beets but this way majority of the nutritional value is lost.

How To Make A Beetroot Salad

  • First prepare your beets for steaming or roasting, I like to wash and peel them first, but you could also peel them after cooking.
  • When roasting the beets I typically peel and quarter, rub with olive oil, salt, pepper and roast covered at 400F for 25 minutes and another 15 – 20 minutes uncovered.
  • While the beets are cooking gather and chop / julienne the other ingredients. I also like to roast the beets the day before and keep them ready in the fridge.
  • For assembling the beetroot salad, make sure you have the dressing ready. Mix everything in a bowl and serve immediately.

Suggestion

To save time and preserve nutrients: opt for steaming the beetroots: peel and cut the beetroots before cooking. The beetroot will be ready to be used for the salad in just about 15 minutes.

If you want a more concentrated beetroot flavor – roast them.

Make Whole30 Beet Salads

If you are on a strict whole30 diet, and you need a whole30 compliant salad, the only thing you need to replace is the chickpeas : use green beans or other vegetable instead. All other beet salad recipes are whole30 compliant.

Beetroot Salad Recipe Tips

  1. Choose organic over conventional, the root veggies tend to absorb more pesticides in the soil.
  2. Use raw, steam or roast the beets for best flavor and more health benefits.
  3. Let the beets cool completely before handling. It’s easier and less messy.
  4. Use a mandoline slicer for perfect julienned beets, it’s faster, easier and prettier.
  5. Feel free to change the dressing with your favorite one. Or choose between any of these creamy vegan homemade dressing recipes.
  6. These beet salads are best kept and served cold. They can be enjoyed either during summer or winter.

Watch the video below, it will walk you through every step of making these beetroot salad recipes:

Use these beetroot salad recipes to start, or to serve alongside your favorite meal.

If you make any of these beetroot salads I’d like to hear from you! Leave a comment and rate them: it’s really helpful for me and readers!

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Easy Beetroot Salad Recipes + Dressings

Looking for easy simple beetroot salad recipes, or maybe a beet salad dressing? These beetroot salad recipes will inspire you to eat healthier and feel healthier. They are full of minerals and vitamins, low in calories and great for anemic people trying to boost their immune system. Make your beetroot salad vegan or whole30 and make sure you use that creamy dressing, it will definitely make it more tasty!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Clean Eating, DairyFree, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan Inspired, whole30
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 320kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

1. Beetroot Salad With Walnuts And Prunes

  • 3 medium sized beets - steamed
  • 5-6 dried prunes - unsulphured
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1-2 Tbsp walnuts - chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Himalayan Pink Salt - to taste

2. Beetroot Salad With Sauerkraut

  • 3 medium sized beetroots - steamed
  • 1/2 red onion - chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper - chopped
  • 3/4 cup red cabbage sauerkraut
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2-3 Tbsp toasted and chopped cashews
  • Himalayan pink salt - to taste

3. Beetroot Salad With Carrot Black Radish And Cranberry

  • 3 medium sized beetroots - steamed
  • 2-3 medium raw carrots - or steamed
  • 1/2 medium black radish
  • 1/2 cup scallions - chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp walnuts - chopped

DRESSING:

4. Beetroot Salad With Chicken Breast And Chickpeas

  • 3 medium sized beetroots - steamed
  • 1/2 chicken breast - cut into cubes (omit if vegan)
  • 1/2 bell pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup chopped baby greens - kale/spinach

DRESSING:

Instructions
 

  • Wash the beets, peel and cut into wedges and then place them in a steamer basket, cook for about 20-30 minutes or until tender.
  • Once the beets are cool enough to handle, use a grater or a mandoline slicer for perfectly even, thin strips.
  • Chop all ingredients and mix together.
  • For the dressing combine all ingredients in a blender until you get a thick creamy paste.

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Notes

 

Beetroot Salad Recipe Tips 

 
  1. Choose organic over conventional, the root veggies tend to absorb more pesticides in the soil.
  2. Use raw, steam or roast the beets for best flavor and more health benefits.
  3. Let the beets cool completely before handling. It’s easier and less messy.
  4. Use a mandoline slicer for perfect julienned beets, it’s faster, easier and prettier.
  5. Feel free to change the dressing with your favorite one. Or choose between any of these creamy vegan homemade dressing recipes.
  6. To save time and preserve nutrients: opt for steaming the beetroots: peel and cut the beetroots before cooking. The beetroot will be ready to be used for the salad in just about 15 minutes. If you want a more concentrated beetroot flavor – roast them.
  7. Omit maple syrup if following a strict whole30 diet. Replace chickpeas with green beans – for a strict whole30 diet.
  8. Cook the beetroots ahead of time, keep in the fridge and use them for a quick side dish, lunch or dinner, during the week.
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Nutrition

Serving: 200g | Calories: 320kcal

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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Recipe Rating




Pam

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

I didn't know the bitter taste of white radish can be hidden so well in a salad, I love beets and the combination is really nice. Thanks for the idea!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

You're welcome!

Linda

Monday 13th of August 2018

Love your recipes, I love beets and I was getting tired of preparing the same dish, I needed some diversity in my life, especially when I can't have dairy in a dressing. Thanks!

HealthyTaste

Monday 13th of August 2018

Thank you, it's so nice to hear that. I love beets too!