September 14, 2011

Beets and Beans Salad

(Still no cooking gas!!)

Easy salad, comes together in 10 minutes or less. The hardest part is grating the carrots and beetroot, which took me all of 5 minutes. Just combine the following ingredients in a big bowl:
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • one beet root, shredded (tip: if you got the beets with their greens attached, leave a couple inches of stem on the root when you cut away the greens, so you have something to hold on to when you grate the root)
  • 2 cups beans (I used white great northern beans)
  • small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar, or you can use white or brown sugar but you'd probably have to let the salad rest before serving
  • salt to taste
Beet root with stems attached as a handle for grating:

Final product:

What are some of your favorite cold salads?

Vegan on a Shoestring

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