Fast Carrot and Beetroot Salad (Vegan, Low Calorie)

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When you’re in need of a quick salad, this carrot and beetroot salad is just the choice. Easy, simple, naturally sweet, vegan-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-calorie.

Eating healthy isn’t complicated or time-consuming when there is an excellent selection of fast and easy recipes to choose from.

So today, let’s talk about one of the quickest, easiest recipes around. It’s so easy that there is no cooking involved and very minimal prep.

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This fast carrot and beet salad are going to be a game-changer for your busy schedule. There are just seven ingredients and a few short steps. Therefore, you’ll be able to make this salad in no time at all.

There are a few other really wonderful things about this salad when it comes to health benefits. First, it’s gluten-free and vegan. Second, it has very few calories (while still being very filling!).

In fact, each serving only has 238 calories.

two bowls of carrot salad

Ingredients for the Salad

Beets (4) – Beets are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They have a little bit of everything you need ranging from fiber to magnesium.

Red or golden beets will work for this recipe. It’s recommended to buy fresh and cook yourself so that you can control the cooked texture.

Carrots (2) – We all know how great carrots are, right? They are also full of fiber and, of course, vitamins and beta-carotene.

Balsamic vinegar (2 tbsp) – Balsamic vinegar is going to give your dressing a tangy, delightful flavor. You will definitely want to use balsamic vinegar because of its unique sweetness.

Olive oil (2 tbsp) – Olive oil is an excellent source of healthy fats and antioxidants. It’s also considered a perfect oil option that isn’t associated with gaining weight.

Honey (1 tbsp) – Honey is a perfect sugar substitute when you are following a healthy diet. Not only is it a great sugar substitute, but it’s has a lot of added health benefits.

Salt & black pepper (a pinch) – Salt and pepper are included to boost the vegetables and dressing’s natural flavor. Feel free to omit if you’d prefer.

Fresh parsley (1 tbsp) – Fresh herbs, like parsley, are always a great final addition to any dish. Not only does it add a bright color, but fresh herbs really enhance the overall flavor of the recipe.

If you do not have any fresh parsley, you can substitute it with another fresh herb like basil or mint.

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How to Make Carrot and Beet Salad

 Step 1. Grate carrots. It’s time to grab your grater and chop up the carrots. It’s important to start slow with this step!

Step 2. Grate your beets. Red beets are delicious, but they can also cause a big mess. Here are a few tips to remember when dealing with red beets.

First, after they are cooked, try to peel them as soon as possible so that the skin comes off nice and easy. Another tip is to use a kitchen towel to help remove the skins.

After grating both of the vegetables, place them in a bowl and set aside.

Step 3. Make the salad dressing. You just need to combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper into a small bowl. That’s it! Mix it together, and the dressing is done.

Bonus tip: This dressing can be used for almost any kind of salad. You can always make a larger amount and keep a jar of it in the fridge for another salad on another day.

Step 4. Now you can combine all of the ingredients by pouring the dressing over the carrots and beets. Gently toss everything together so that the carrots and beets are evenly coated.

Step 5. Finally, don’t forget to finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

The recipe will make two servings. You can serve both at once, or you can save the other serving for later. It’s best to consume it within a day or two, though.

steps to make carrot beet salad

Is Beetroot Salad Good for Weight Loss?

This salad is an excellent recipe for any weight loss diet plan.

This is because both of the main ingredients are high in fiber, and fiber is a key ingredient when losing weight. You want to eat items high in fiber to keep yourself feeling full between meals.

Additionally, the salad is low in calories, as mentioned before. So you could have it as a healthy snack or even a delicious side option to another low-calorie recipe.

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What Foods Does This Salad Go With?

This salad would go great with several meals. Remember, try to keep these other meal options low calorie as well when trying to lose weight.

You could pair this salad with a protein option like chicken breast, a small steak, or even a few hard-boiled eggs. Any of these sheet pan dinners will work too.

You could also serve this salad with another salad. There is no rule that you can’t have two salads for a meal!

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carrot and beet salad
4.75 from 4 votes

Fast Carrot and Beetroot Salad

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Fast, easy, naturally sweet - this carrot and beet salad is absolutely delicious. It's vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-calorie.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls

Ingredients 

  • 4 beets cooked & grated
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • a pinch of salt & black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
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Instructions 

  • Grate beets and carrots.
  • Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Add beets and carrots into a bowl. Cover with the dressing mixture and toss the salad together.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 bowl | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.5g | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 22g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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