Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Raw Beet and Carrot Salad (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

I love beets! They are so deliciously good and so good for you! According to Health Impact News, the help lower blood pressure, boost your stamina, fight inflammation, have anti-cancer properties, and provide detox support. Sign me up! So many great benefits in one little root, it's hard to ignore.

Usually I roasted my beets, but decided to do something with them raw. I have thrown raw beets in a smoothie (which is delicious), but the idea of a cold shredded salad sounded great. Also, I was dying to use my new mandolin slicer I got for Christmas from the hubby. So, I combined the shredded beets and carrots to make this delicious raw salad.

Raw Beet and Carrot Salad


  • 1 large beet (or 2-3 medium ones)
  • 3-4 large carrots
  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt


  1. Cut the top and bottom off of the beet(s) and peel. I use a sharp knife to cut of the outer skin. Then cut beet(s) into quarters.
  2. Use a mandolin with the smallest blade to shred beets. Alternatively, you can use cheese grater to shred the beet. Place shredded beet(s) into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Peel carrots and shred as well using either mandolin or cheese grater and place in mixing bowl with beets.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and salt to carrots and beets. Stir to completely combine and coat.
ENJOY! I love this either one its own or as a side to your favorite dish. This salad pairs perfectly with the Cracklin Chicken by Nom Nom Paleo. The salad can be stored into the fridge for up to a week, though it hasn't lasted that long in our house.

Featured on AIP Recipe Roundtable


  1. Hi Alexandra. I chose this recipe as one of my featured favorites at this week's AIP Recipe Roundtable. Thanks so much for linking up. I hope you'll join us again!

    1. Wow, thank you so much Eileen! I am so honored you picked my recipe. Thank you for putting together these Roundtables, they have been immensely helpful for me on my AIP journey.

  2. Normally I've eaten my beets roasted as well, but this year I'm going to have a raw salad a day. Making this tonight for my raw salad of the week. Thanks for sharing!

    1. That's a great goal. I need to do that as well. Hope you enjoyed the salad as much as we do!

  3. What kind of oil that is AIP approved that I can use beside avocado oil ? I do not think I can tolerate avocado oil

    1. Can you tolerate extra virgin olive oil? That is what I originally used in the salad.