Raw Spiralized Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint

Raw Spiralized Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint – ready in 15 minutes, raw, vegan and easy!

If you think you don’t like beets, try eating them raw, you may change your mind! I got this idea from a meal at a raw vegan restaurant where I tried raw beets for the first time, and loved them. The trick is to cut them thin and let them marinate a little while, perfect for spiralizing! Truth is, I love them BETTER uncooked, and with mandarin oranges and some fresh mint, this is not just delicious, but also beautiful!

Raw Spiralized Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint

Sorry I haven’t updated here lately, I just completed my new cookbook and spent a week in Charleston shooting the photos. I’m finally getting back into my routine so there will be lots of new recipes coming soon! I shared this on Snapchat a few weeks ago (username Skinnytaste) and loved how this turned out. If you make it, snap me a photo! And if you’re wondering what my favorite spiralizer is, it’s the Inspiralizer picture above.

 

To spiralize the beets, using gloves to prevent staining your hands, peel the beet and trim off the stem end then insert the thinner end into the round blade of the spiralizer, keeping it centered. Spiralize using the blade with the smallest triangles. Using scissors, cut the beet spirals into smaller 6-inch-long pieces so it’s easier to eat.

Drain the mandarin oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. In a mixing bowl, combine the juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss with the beets and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Divide in 2 plates, top with mandarin oranges and and mint.

Raw Spiralized Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint

Ingredients:

  • 2 (4 oz) snack cups mandarin oranges, in juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 medium beets, ends trimmed
  • 1 sprig mint, leaves torn

Directions:

To spiralize the beets, using gloves to prevent staining your hands, peel the beet and trim off the stem end then insert the thinner end into the round blade of the spiralizer, keeping it centered. Spiralize using the blade with the smallest triangles. Using scissors, cut the beet spirals into smaller 6-inch-long pieces so it's easier to eat. Drain the mandarin oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. In a mixing bowl, combine the juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss with the beets and let it sit for 15 minutes. Divide in 2 plates, top with mandarin oranges and and mint.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 salad

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 6
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 184
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 148mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 1g