Here I am, gnawing and crunching away at raw fruits and vegetables - and loving it. I had recently bought a kilogramme of beets ('beetroot' to any of you in the UK and what I used to call them until recently), which we usually cook for salads, soups, other dishes. But I ran across a recipe that suggested one could grate them raw with apple for a salad, then use a raw vegan almond 'mayonnaise' to dress it and sprinkle it with sesame seeds. Simple :) Being me, absolutely determined to pervert the course of true cuisine, however, I went in a slightly different direction:
RAW BEET SALAD
3 Tbsp wakame seaweed, soaked and finely chopped 1/2 kg beets, peeled and grated (I used a food processor attachment to my wand blender to do mine) 1/2 kg apples, peeled and grated 1 Tbsp white miso 1 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos / All-Purpose Liquid Soy Seasoning (instead of Tamari, which I'm sure would taste fine) handful of Italian parsley good pinch of cayenne ginger root (your choice how much), finely chopped squeeze or two of lemon (optional) salt and peppe (if needed) to taste GARNISH: sesame seeds (optional - but they look pretty against the colours of the
Throw all into your blender, except for the garnish. Chill and serve with those sesame seeds if you like. Good food.
NOTE: the dressing (everything except the first three ingredients and the garnish) is entirely up to you. We love to use seaweeds in salads and soups and anything else we can stick them into - or much them on our own, but if you don't care for them (have you TRIED them all? Wunnerful!), then by all means skip.