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5+ Nutritious Beetroot Salad Recipes

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, paleo or whole30 friendly.

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!

Beetroot salad recipes.

Healthy 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!

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:

beetroot and pumpkin salad
Beetroot and Pumpkin Salad From Healthy Taste Of Life.

Pumpkin And Beetroot Salad

This easy pumpkin and beetroot salad features roasted pumpkin and beets, fresh leafy greens, pumpkin seeds, and a mustard lemon vinaigrette. The tart and sweet dressing brightens and ties beautifully all ingredients together and the seeds add a bit of crunch, making this salad great as a side dish or main dish. Naturally vegan, paleo and whole30 friendly.


beet salad with walnuts and prunes
Beetroot Salad With Walnuts Prunes And Avocado From Healthy Taste Of Life.

Simple Beetroot Salad With Walnuts Prunes And Avocado

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.

This simple beetroot salad is also perfect if you’re trying to improve your digestion and for people who suffer from constipation. Because of it’s fiber rich ingredients, it will keep food moving through the digestive tract and help with elimination.

This beetroot salad recipe features cooked red beets, crunchy walnuts and pumpkin seeds, avocado and sweet dried prunes – all chopped and tossed with freshly squeezed lemon juice and salt. 


Russian beet salad vinaigrette
Russian beet salad with Sauerkraut / Vinaigrette by Healthy Taste Of Life.

Russian Beet Salad With Sauerkraut (Vinaigrette)

This simple Russian beet salad features cooked beets, red sauerkraut, green peas, onion, creamy avocado as healthy fat and finished with a touch of vinaigrette dressing, lending a nice little bite. An easy version of Russian salad with beets also called Russian vinaigrette typically served during the winter time holidays, though delicious year-round.

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.

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


beetroot and carrot salad
 Beetroot and carrot salad with avocado dressing by Healthy Taste Of Life.

Beetroot And Carrot Salad With Creamy Dressing

A healthy carrot and beetroot salad rich in anti-oxidants and dietary fiber that can be enjoyed as side dish or appetizer, perfect for a clean eating type of diet . Because the base of this beetroot carrot salad skews naturally sweet, the addition of radishes gives it a spicy, crisp feeling.

To make this beetroot salad recipe more enjoyable, a simple tasty creamy avocado dressing (similar to mayonnaise in texture and taste) will smoothen out perfectly the taste of radishes.


chicken and beet salad
Chicken and beet salad from Healthy Taste of Life.

Chicken Beet Salad With Avocado Dressing

This beetroot salad recipe is inspired by another variation I have presented in my cookbook, which is all about gluten and dairy free recipes from scratch. This specific beet salad is loaded with filling fiber, protein, and healthy fats, perfect to be enjoyed on it’s own for lunch or dinner. If you prefer to avoid the animal protein (chicken) and use only the plant-based protein then transform it into a creamy chickpea salad and make it vegan.

The avocado dressing pairs beautifully with this chicken and beet recipe. It’s what you make when you want a creamy salad dressing without the burden of mayonnaise or tons of oil! 


beet cabbage sauerkraut salad

Probiotic Rich Beetroot Sauerkraut Salad

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.

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.

BEET SALADS FAQs

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.

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.

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, some of the beetroot salad recipes are presented in there:

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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Nutritious Beetroot Salad Recipes

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 recipes vegan or not, they will definitely improve your nutrition!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Clean Eating, DairyFree, Gluten Free, Vegan Inspired
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 320kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

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
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt

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, cut into fine cubes.
  • Chop all ingredients and mix together.
  • Season with lemon juice and salt to taste.

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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

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Beetroot Salad Recipes: Simple, easy to make beet salad recipes that can be made with fresh/raw or roasted beets. Enjoy a healthy beetroot salad (shredded, spiralized or julienned) - served cold during summer, as lunch, side dish or dinner. The beet salads will improve your meal’s nutritional value. #beetrootsalad #beetsalad #beetrootrecipes #beetrecipes
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!