Glowing Beet Superfood Salad!

beet salad

If you are looking for ways to infuse more excitement and a spectrum of energy into your world, eating vibrant colors is a great way to start.  With each fork-full of vibrant superfood you flood your body with nutrients, including bad-ass cell-protecting antioxidants and, yes, the vibration of big, wild color!!!

Today’s glowing beet salad is an extremely simple version of Russian Beet Salad, flooded with superfoods. It happens to be Paleo, SCD, and gluten-free… and it turns a plate into art! 

Glowing Beet Superfood Salad (aka: Russian Beet Salad) (Paleo, Gluten-Free, SCD) 

Start with : 3 medium beets (give or take).  Remove the leaves (use in a smoothie) and boil the beets with their skins on in a big pot of water just until you can stick a fork in ’em easily.  About 30 minutes seems to work for me. Don’t overboil or you will have mush.

Cool the beets on a plate and then skin them by rubbing them with a towel (your towel will be stained pink! I happen to love this- you might not!)

Using a simple cheese grater with a wide “shred” feature (the larger holes found on most typical graters) , grate the beets into a large bowl.

Dice up a shallot

Grab a handfull of walnuts (I prefer raw) and dice them up, too, so that they are coarsely chopped.

Toss shallots and walnuts in with shredded beets.

Add a few tablespoons of dressing (*below), toss and either refrigerate or serve.

This glowing purple/pink/magenta salad will last you a few days in the refrigerator, if it lasts that long.

Beet Salad Dressing (aka, very sweet mayo) 

1 egg, room temperature

a shake of sea salt

a teaspoon of cider vinegar

2 tsp of honey (If you are not SCD, use raw honey)

1 cup of oil of your choice (I like grapeseed, or lighter oils for this!)

In a blender or immersion blender cup add all of the above EXCEPT the oil.

Start the blender ON.

Now, slowly slowly slowly pour in the oil until the dressing emusifies into a very sweet and lush mayo.  Even if it doesn’t get as thick as may on your first try, you can still use it to dress the beets, no problem.  Store the rest in the refrigerator and use as a veggie dip with herbs added!

Color, flavor, superfood, excitement…. art on plates.  Brain food.  These are the words that get me excited, and make me hopeful that everyone can start feeding themselves better in ways that look and feel good!  xoxo Dana



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Eva September 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Dana, beets are awesome. Even simpler beet salad: grated beets, grated carrots, grated ginger, olive oil, balsamic or apple cider vinegar. Just put it all in the same bowl and stir it. Also, when the weather gets a bit colder, look up the borscht recipe in Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice.

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