okay okay okay. before you skip over this post, out of hatred for the beet, hear me out!! i normally HATE beets. BUT this salad i just made will rock. your. face. off! i promise.
i got the original recipe from my friend courtney, off her blog: www.vegmomrecipes.blogspot.com recipe here.
i have made it my own to a certain extent and present it to you now, in all of it’s glory!
okay this isn’t the best picture…it’s from my phone..i need to get a real camera someday….
but this salad will change your life. literally. it’s so fresh and summery, and EASY which is the most important part of anything i make.
here’s how you do it: (insert this awesome song, here:)
YOU WILL NEED:
1 bag of match stick carrots
1 bunch of beets (they usually come in a bunch of 3 or 4) peeled and shredded ( i do this in my food processor, but you could easily do this with a grater..)
3-4 stalks of celery chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
(just less than) 1/2 cup lime juice
2 small cans of mandarin oranges OR 2 oranges, peeled, sectioned apart, and chopped into bite size pieces
crunchy chinese noodles, for toppings
pumpkin seeds, for toppings
sunflower seeds, for toppings
so you just throw everything (minus the toppings) into a big bowl and mix to combine. if you want it a little sweeter, use mandarin oranges…less sugar use regular oranges. then plate yourself up a heaping helping and top with whatever toppings you like. or eat it as is!
please please please just TRY it. just, trust. me. it doesn’t have a beet-y taste at all, but tastes like oranges, and citrus and has a great crunchy factor….YUM!
okay, off to eat more beets!