I’ve never had raw beets before, so you can imagine my uncertainty about trying raw beet in a salad. However, I was pleasantly surprised!

I’d never made my own raw beet salad, but I’ve eaten it at restaurants and raw potlucks so I wanted to give it a try.

The apple and beet taste delicious together and the spices give it a little extra kick. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a raw vegan meal (or even a cooked vegan meal).

This makes enough for one or two people depending on how much salad you want.


  • 1 medium yellow apple, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup beets, chopped into small cubes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt


In a medium bowl mix all the ingredients. Be careful not to get the beet juice on your clothing as it will stain. Grab a fork and enjoy!

Raw food should be simple. I’d starve before I’d have the patience to sprout, dehydrate, process and create a raw gourmet creation. I like things simple. If you feel the same way, you might like my Thriving On Raw Foods program which contains many raw vegan recipes that are equally simple to make.

The Thriving On Raw Foods program is a 21-day transition plan to help you step up to the raw food diet easily. Included are over 100 recipes, daily meal plans and lots of expert advice to help you start thriving on raw foods!

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.

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