This spiralized raw beet salad with blood oranges is a refreshing vegan salad that takes advantage of vitamin-packed winter produce, is easy to make, and looks beautiful!
After I took these photos I realized that this would actually be a really nice healthy addition to a Valentine's Day menu. With the red beets and all, it's just so pretty and romantic looking. If you can say that about a salad.
The idea for a raw beet salad popped in my head while I was on an airplane recently. The novelty of my spiralizer still hasn't worn off, so naturally my mind went there next.
I'm actually not the biggest fan of beets, but eating them raw has converted me! You know that sweet, earthy flavor? Well you still get some of that, but it's crisper and fresher, and a bit more muted.
The carrots add a different ribbon of color and since you're dirtying up your spiralizer, you might as well do another veg, right? That was my logic.
I was originally going to put mandarin oranges in here, but when I spotted blood oranges at the store, I knew I had to have them, and here we are!
They go perfectly in this cold beet salad.
Mint was a last-minute addition that adds another layer of flavor and freshness and pop of green!
The flavors in here don't need a lot of enhancement, so I made a super simple dressing - olive oil and red wine vinegar. Salt & pepper are the finishing touches.
Try my roasted beet hummus or my beet and spinach salad if you want even more beets in your life.
I'm so pleased with how this salad turned out. I really enjoyed it, and my husband ended up devouring most of it (he is not a salad person!). Maybe I can like beets after all!
This is the spiralizer I used to make this recipe.
This spiralized raw beet salad with blood oranges really can't be beet. What, did you really think I'd skip the pun this time?
Spiralized Raw Beet Salad with Blood Oranges
- 3 small beets
- 1 large carrot
- 1 blood orange peeled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil (or to taste)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Peel the beets and carrot. Spiralize them using the medium "noodle" setting. Add them to a salad bowl.
- Add the orange pieces and mint to the bowl.
- Toss with the red wine vinegar, olive oil, and some salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Can this be meal prepped ??
Hi! I would probably wait to chop the mint and add the dressing just prior to serving.
Angela Sanders says
I've been trying to increase the ammount of vegetables in our meals so when I saw this, I just had to try. It was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this!
I'm so glad you liked it!! ????
This looks delicious and so vibrant! I just got a spiralizing attachment for my stand mixer... and beets are my favorite, so I have to give this a go!
Thanks, Betty!! I really hope you like it!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
OMG, when I just saw this on Instagram my mouth dropped WIDE OPEN. This is absolutely beautiful!! AND SOOOO romantic if you ask me! I'm seriously obsessing over here! Love that you spiralized beets and carrots to make such a show stopping, but simple salad, girlfriend! The mint and blood oranges sound like a fabulous addition! Who needs candy or flowers tomorrow when they can eat this?! GIMME! Pinned! Cheers!
Aww, thanks, Cheyanne!! You're too sweet!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
First of all - this is just gorgeous! Look at that colour! And second of all, thanks for the spiralizer recommendation. This looks like the one I've been eyeing. I've been meaning to get one for a while now and I'm just gonna have to go ahead and order. Funny thing - I was at the dentist this past weekend, and the hygienist was telling me how she uses her spiralizer for beets to do a salad with goat cheese and nuts and then I see this recipe. But, if I can recall....you aren't the biggest fan of goat cheese? I don't know why that's coming to mind 🙂 Would love to have this salad and definitely making when I get my little hands on that spiralizer. Pinned! Happy Monday!
Thanks so much, Dawn!! And you are right - I am not a big fan of goat's cheese. Good memory!! I got my spiralizer for Xmas and I'm very happy with it. 🙂
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I knew your sister would love this one Natasha! I totally agree, it's the perfect healthy salad for Valentine's Day!
Haha yes, I think she actually would. Thanks, Mary Ann!! 🙂
Natasha's Sister says
Ok so I'd totally eat this, and you haven't made it for me yet? Are you going to??