I made this carrot and beet salad that caught my eye over at Chocolate and Zuchinni a while ago. It was really good! I’ll admit that I did get scared while I was making it… it smelled funny and the little taste that I took was gross. But I thought it might get better if I let it sit for a minute and it definitely did! So my advice is to make it and don’t taste it until after you let it sit for a half hour. Adjust the seasoning after it sits. I love beets, but had never tried them raw before. They were very good. Pretty much tasted just like roasted, but crunchier. the salad seemed like it would be good as a condiment too- almost as a replacement for coleslaw. maybe on a turkey burger or something. I’m not quite sure what, I need to play with that idea.
She has more suggestions, but I combined (based on what I had in my kitchen):
1 small bunch beets, peeled and grated (use the food processor!)
1/2 small bag matchstick carrots
1 small apple, peeled and grated
1 T grapeseed oil
1 T cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
herbs de provence
sprinkle to crushed red peppers
Combine it all in a big bowl. Let it sit and marinate for a half hour. Enjoy! makes about 6 filling servings.