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Crunchy, sweet, and slightly spicy, this Asian-inspired salad will quickly become a household favorite. It's especially perfect for cold winter months, when you're craving a fresh in-season salad and the pickings are slim. Spiralized beets are the best way to enjoy the veggie raw—you don't have to worry about a grater or mandolin. Serve it as a healthy side dish alongside fish, chicken, or tofu. Add the parsley just before serving to keep it from wilting. Not a fan of beets? The flavors of this salad taste just as great with carrots. In fact, multi-colored carrot ribbons would be beautiful here.


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
4-6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden brown and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, toss together beets, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, ginger, tamari, lime juice, parsley, kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste, and red pepper flakes, if using.