Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad

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Check out how to use raw beets in this easy creamy shredded beet and carrot salad with basil-garlic avocado-lime dressing that is gluten and dairy-free.

Shredded beet and carrot salad with avocado lime dressing in a white bowl on a wooden table | The Radiant Root

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Ingredients Used In This Recipe

This recipe contains the following ingredients:

  • Raw shredded beets
  • White onion
  • Shredded carrots
  • Lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Avocado
  • Apple cider vinegar
shredded beet and carrot salad ingredients in bowls on a wooden table: garlic, white onion, avocado, shredded carrots, shredded beets, lime juice, basil, apple cider vinegar | The Radiant Root

How to Make this Recipe

The best thing about this beetroot slaw is you don’t have to cook the beets. All you have to do is prep and run them through a food processor. First, start by cutting off the ends of each beet. Then peel the skin off the beets. You might need a heavy-duty vegetable peeler to get the beet skin off.

The beets do tend to bleed color onto your hands. So you might want to wear gloves while peeling and beets to prevent your hands from turning pink. 

Then cut the beets into small quartered pieces and run them through the food processor so they turn into shreds. Next, chop the ends off the carrots and peel the skin. Cut them in half and run them through the food processor.

If you do not feel like chopping the onion you can use the food processor to dice up the onion. First, peel the skin off of the onion. Then cut the onion into four small chunks that will fit into the mouth of the food processor.

Once you have your beet, carrot, and onion shredded set them aside and make the dressing.

How To Make The Dressing

A food processor or blender is also needed to make the dressing. Take a pitted avocado and blend it in the food processor until it’s soft. About 60 seconds. You may need to stop the food processor halfway and break up the pieces so they blend evenly. A riper avocado will blend easier.

A food processor with a blended avocado |The Radiant Root

Next blend in the lime juice and apple cider vinegar.

Two photos of an aocado mixture in a food processor with one photo adding lime juice and the photo next to it then adding apple cider vinegar to the same mixture in the food processor | The Radiant Root

Then blend in garlic and basil.

two photos side by side of an avocado blended in a food processor with garlic being adding in one photo on the left and basil being added to the mixture in the photo on the right | The Radiant Root

Continue blending for about 3 minutes or until well blended. Then set the dressing aside.

Avocado dressing featuring avocado, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and basil blended together | The Radiant Root

How to Make The Salad

In a larger mixing bowl add the shredded beets and carrots.

Two photos of instructions on how to compile the shredded beet and carrot salad. On the left there is a glass bowl filled with shredded beets on  a wooden table. On the right there is a bowl with shredded beets and carrots in a glass bowl | The Radiant Root

Then add the diced onions and mix them together. Finally, top the salad with the avocado dressing.

Instructions for compiling the salad 3 and 4 two photos one on the left with a glass bowl with shredded carrots, beets, and onions, the photo on the right has a bowl with shredded beets, carrots, and onion mixed together with a dollop of avocado dressing on top | The Radiant Root

Blend the salad ingredients with the avocado dressing until it the salad is well covered.

Glass bowl with beets, carrots, onion, garlic, basil, lime juice and avocado dressing mixed together | Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad |The Radiant Root

If you want an enhanced taste place the beetroot slaw in the fridge for about 30 minutes. If you can keep it in there overnight it will make it even more flavorful.

Equipment Used in this Recipe

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Shredded beet and carrot salad with avocado lime dressing in a white bowl on a wooden table | The Radiant Root

Shredded Beet and Carrot Salad with Lime Avocado Dressing

Print Recipe
This easy salad combines raw beets with a refreshing garlic lime infused avocado dressing
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine BBQ, corn-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, no added sugar, paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword coleslaw, salad, summer salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Calories 140

Ingredients

  • 3 cup raw beets (about 3 to 4 medium beets)
  • 1 medium onion diced, peeled, and grated
  • 2 cups carrots shredded (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 ripe avocado halved and pitted
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and pressed
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Cut the ends off each beet. Then peel the skin off of each beet.
  • Cut the beets into pieces and place them into a food processor with a shredding blade and set the beet shreds aside.
  • Cut the top and end off of each carrot, then chop them into small pieces and place them into a processor to be shredded and set them aside.
  • Next, make the dressing. In a food processor place the avocado and blend for about until soft. About 60 seconds. You may need to stop halfway and break up the pieces so they blend evenly.
  • Add the lime juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic, basil, and continue blending for about 3 minutes or until well blended and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the shredded beets, carrots, onion, and mix together.
  • Top the beet mixture with the avocado dressing and blend well
  • Refrigerate to marinate the flavors for at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight, and serve.

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Notes

You might want to wear gloves when peeling and beets to prevent your hands from turning pink.
The flavors marinate better when left in the fridge. So if you have time try to let the salad sit in the fridge overnight.
*Nutritional information is estimated using Nutrifox nutrition label maker*
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