Raw Shredded Golden Beets with crunchy arugula

Since ancient times, this lowly root vegetable has been hailed as healthful for the blood, the heart, the digestive system, the immune system, etc.

Today, I made a beautiful raw salad with beets served on a bed of arugula.The nutty taste of the golden beets make all the difference.

Servings: 4


4-5 small golden beets, peeled and shredded

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper

1/3 cup olive oil

4 cups arugula

Cut beets into long shreds with a four-sided box grater or a food processor. Sprinkle with parsley and basil.

In a separate small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, mustard, agave nectar, salt and pepper.

Mix half of it into the beets and save the other half for the arugula. The dressing will stay well in a tightly covered glass jar refrigerated).

Divide arugula among four plates. Top with beets.


2 thoughts on “Raw Shredded Golden Beets with crunchy arugula

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