Gingered Beets Salad

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Gingered Beet Salad

I don’t remember eating beets while growing up. Can you believe that? I think nobody liked it in our house and so it was not bought at all. If I can recollect right, I think I tasted beets for the first time in my life after my marriage. My husband likes beets so he keeps buying it regularly. I usually prepare the regular dry curry and later my mother-in-law’s beets raitha. My mother also gave this idea to prepare beets rasam (quick soup) using the beets cooked water. Beets usili has become our favorite too.

I didn’t try raw beets until I made this beets and peanuts salad. Since then I have been trying to incorporate raw beets in salads just like carrots. So I was thrilled to see this recipe for gingered beet salad in a local magazine. It’s a simple yet flavorful salad.

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Gingered Beets Salad Recipe

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Gingered Beets Salad
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I would like to call this a mood and energy boosting salad. The combination of lemon juice, cilantro and ginger should kick start any sluggish metabolism.
Ingredients for Salad:
  • 2 cups beets, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
Ingredients for Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
  1. Toss together the prepared vegetables in a medium size bowl.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, turmeric, ginger, salt and pepper. Add the oil in a thin stream and whisk the dressing until it comes together.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss well a couple of times if serving immediately or else store the salad and dressing separately in a closed container and refrigerate; mix it together when you are ready to serve.
My Notes:
  1. I have tried this salad with just plain lemon juice without the vinegar and it still tastes good. Similarly, celery is also optional. It does give a nice crunch to the salad but you can do without it too.
  2. If you like ginger, you can increase the quantity to suit your palette.
  3. Beet greens is edible too and check out my collection of beet greens recipes.

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