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Apple Beet Celery Salad

Apple, Beet and Celery Salad

Personally, I like a light breakfast and then my heavier meal comes at brunch or lunch time. One of my favorite light breakfasts or afternoon snacks is my Apple Beet Sesame Seed Salad. This salad is made by grating the beet and apple on the very smallest slanted grid on the grater. This grid creates beet slices that are very small and juicy, and the apple comes out almost like applesauce. I add some ground sesame seeds (the white hulled kind) and top with walnuts. Since I hate grating, I don’t make this often, but I must admit that I love, love, love it.

This morning I had these beautiful beets that were of the lighter variety, white with red lines going through them. They are called Di Chioggia Beets. They are sweet like the red variety with a slightly less earthy taste. I grated it along with a half an apple I had in the fridge and added some chopped celery. I topped it with walnuts and enjoyed a most delicious light morning meal just before my coffee.

Ingredients

½     beet – finely grated

½     large apple 

1      celery stalk- chopped fine

Top with rinsed walnuts

Mix all together and enjoy!

 

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Raw Apple Beet Salad w Sesame

Beet lovers will love this simple, fulfilling and delicious beet apple salad with sesame powder and walnuts! It is practically a meal in itself and all you need is a grater to prepare it. This salad inspires great digestion and we all know that beets are a great blood purifier. So, get out your grater and make this luscious salad for breakfast!

Ingredients:

1 medium size beet – washed, but no need to peel

1 medium size apple – washed and cored

2 tbsp. of sesame seed powder (ground hulled sesame seeds)

2 tbsp. of walnuts (soaked and rinsed preferably)

Directions:

Soak a small handful of walnuts in a dish of filtered water. Even if they don’t have much time to soak, the effort will at least rinse them clean. Drain and rinse when ready to use.

Grate the beet and the apple on the smallest grate on the grater. Use the side of grate where the holes are slanted. This is important because the beets need to be grated quite fine. The same goes for the apple. When the apple is grated on this small grate it actually turns to applesauce, which makes this dish nice and juicy. If you use the larger slanted grate, the beets will be more like little beet chips. This will not be nearly as juicy.

You might be wondering if you can use a food processor instead. The dish does not work nearly as well because most processors won’t grind veggies like beets and carrots down like you can with a grater.

Think about the sweetness you want to achieve when choosing the size of beet and apple. If the beet is large you will most likely want to use two apples.

Mix grated beet and apple together.

Grind hulled sesame seeds (the white ones that have the hulls removed) in a coffee grinder or Vita Mix. I like to grind enough ahead of time so I always have some powder readily available in the fridge.

Sprinkle the sesame powder on lavishly – don’t be shy. Top with chopped walnuts. Enjoy immediately or chill before serving. The salad keeps fresh if kept cool in the fridge for a few days.

YUM. This salad is alkaline, which makes it go down so easily. It is full of good fats so it is as satisfying and filling as it is yummy!

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