Shredded Beet Salad with Carrots and Apples

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I had roasted a large (14 oz.) beet and had no idea what to do with it. I found a recipe on Saveur that called for combining shredded raw beets, carrots and apples. I shredded the cooked beet with a large carrot and two apples. I seasoned the salad very simply, with a little Montreal Steak Seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic and some other spices). The original recipe called for garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and orange juice.

The beet salad works well as an accompaniment to gefilte fish.

Shredded Beet Salad with Carrots and Apples
Adapted from Saveur’s Shredded Beet, Apple and Carrot Salad, which was a slaw made from raw beets. I used a cooked beet, but you could follow the original recipe. If you don’t want to cook the beet or use it raw, vacuum packed precooked beets are sold in the produce section of supermarkets.

large beet, roasted until tender (about 14 oz.), cooled, peeled
large carrot, peeled
2 large apples, peeled and cored
Montreal Steak seasoning or a mix of salt, pepper and minced garlic, to taste
1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice, or more to taste, optional
4 Tbsp. orange juice, or more to taste, optional
2 Tbsp. olive oil, or more, to taste, optional

Shred the vegetables/fruit in a food processor. Season to taste.

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4 Responses to “Shredded Beet Salad with Carrots and Apples”

  1. Leora Says:

    Yum! This sounds really good. I might actually make it, depending on what is in “Montreal Steak seasoning” (msg?)- “mix of salt, pepper and minced garlic” – that might work better for me.

    • pragmaticattic Says:

      The original recipe calls for salt, pepper (to taste) and 2 cloves minced garlic. That will work just as well (or better). I was just feeling lazy and wanted an all-in-one seasoning mix.

      But, McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning doesn’t have MSG in it. The ingredients: “coarse salt, spices (including black pepper and red pepper), garlic, sunflower oil, natural flavor and extractives of paprika.” So basically, salt, pepper, and garlic.

  2. Leora Says:

    And I almost definitely would choose a raw beet.

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