A Grater Spring Salad

Perfectly crunchy, sweet and delicious - perfect for parties

“Salad = boring rabbit food. I’m not eating that!” How many times have you heard that?

This is not your average salad, its fresh, crunchy, juicy, sweet and delicious. Grate up some of the best Spring vegetables add a splash of apple cider vinegar and coriander for taste and BAM – one awesome salad.

I originally posted this recipe back in February, after hosting a Thermomix demonstration at my house.

I had the choice of a few different recipes to make for the demo, one of which was a Beetroot & Apple salad. OMG. I instantly fell in love with this fresh, raw, vibrant and super tasty/juicy/crunchy amazeballs salad (could I fit any more adjectives in that sentence?). It just hit all the right notes for a refreshing summer lunch, but alas, I do not have and do not intend on purchasing a Thermomix at this point in time.

Making healthy food accessible...

My job as a health & nutrition coach is to share ways to make the healthy option the obvious choice – the quick, easy and affordable. Unfortunately a $2k kitchen gadget to make a mean salad does not fall into the category of budget-friendly.

Don’t get me wrong, its a pretty handy machine! And if having a ‘Thermy’ has made you move towards a more nutritious, wholefood-plant based diet than congratulations! The purchase was definitely worth it and I encourage you to keep getting creative with your awesome new kitchen friend.

Just a quick note on Thermomix recipes: – just because its in a Thermy recipe book or uses whole ‘natural’ ingredients does NOT necessarily make it the healthy choice. I have seen some terrible official Thermy recipes that use tonnes of cane sugar (which is technically, ‘natural’), white flour etc. So even with this kick-ass kitchen robot, you still need the knowledge to discern what is the most beneficial option for you.

How to make this Grater Salad perfectly crunchy

Ok, so back to my salad. While I don’t have a Thermy, I do have a box grater. To make this kind of salad manually only takes a couple more minutes than it would in a Thermy (you still have to peel/prepare veggies with the Thermomix!) so in my books it still falls into the category of quick and easy.

You will need a decent sized box grater with quite big teeth to get a good texture – a fine grater will turn everything into mush and you will end up drinking your salad! You could also use a manual draw string chopper, a food processor or blender on a pulse setting. Whatever you’ve got that means you’re not trying to super finely dice/chop these veggies with a knife! 

Note this recipe was inspired by, but is not an exact copy of the salad used in the Thermy demonstration. 

Enjoy this recipe? Please post your comments below!

Grater Spring Salad Recipe

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Ingredients:

 1 Large raw beetroot
 1 Green apples
 1 Large carrot
 ½ Red (purple) onion
 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp Dried coriander leaves
 1 Handful baby spinach leaves, finely chopped

Instructions:

1

Peel your beetroot and chop the onion (with a knife is far less tear-inducing than trying to grate it!)

2

Get out your grater or chopping device and go to town on the peeled beetroot and apple. Mix in your coriander and apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!

Grater Spring salad recipe

Ingredients

 1 Large raw beetroot
 1 Green apples
 1 Large carrot
 ½ Red (purple) onion
 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp Dried coriander leaves
 1 Handful baby spinach leaves, finely chopped

Directions

1

Peel your beetroot and chop the onion (with a knife is far less tear-inducing than trying to grate it!)

2

Get out your grater or chopping device and go to town on the peeled beetroot and apple. Mix in your coriander and apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!

A Grater Spring Salad
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