Here are three raw vegan recipes for beets
MY FAMOUS BEET SALAD
I love this recipe and eagerly wait for beets in my CSA share! It has the taste of a Southern-style beet salad, is quick and easy to prepare, lasts for at least a week in the refrigerator, and is easy to chew. Best of all, whenever I prepare it, people ask for more. I usually take it to parties because I know that people will like it and become curious about raw vegan food. (Last year, I made it for a cooking demo, and some people who said they hated beets tried it at my urging, and asked for more!)
1-1/2 beets (I had a big one and a small one about 1/2 the size)
1 T apple cider vinegar (or more to taste, for sweetness)
* Finely grind the beets and the onion in a food processor.
* Add apple cider vinegar and mix well.
NOTE: You can eat this as is (it is about the consistency of a coarse apple sauce) or
you can use it as part of a salad, or wrap it in a leaf, if it is dry enough. I have even used it as an ingredient for raw sushi.
• You substitute turnips, or even combine beets, turnips, and maybe carrots.
• If you fancy, you could add herbs or garlic.
SOUTHERN PICKLED BEETS
I’m calling this Southern because I grew up in the South, and that’s where I know it from, and I haven’t ever seen anything like it here in Yankee Territory.
2 lg beets, peeled and very thinly sliced
1/2 onion, very thinly sliced
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 T extra virgin olive oil (optional- I just like olive oil in almost everything)
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and marinate for at least one hour. (The longer the beets marinate, the softer they will be)
VARIATIONS: I have made this with a combination of beets and radishes, and I have also substituted turnips for half the beets.
2 beets, peeled and grated
1/2 lg head of cabbage, shredded
3 carrots, peeled and grated
1 C of raisins
1 apple, diced
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C oil
1/4 C water
* Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
NOTE: This is from my Passover recipe collection. It is a delightfully different take on a traditional salad.