Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad
Like your dinner in the raw? This colorful Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad, sprinkled with scallions and pepitas, is bright, crunchy, and packed with vitamins.
My kids will eat just about anything nowadays.
But when they were really little, I had to get creative to hide veggies in their meals and snacks.
I would make muffins with grated zucchini and carrots in the batter, puree veggies to put into soup, chili and sauce bases, and come up with tricky names for veggies dishes to make them more appealing.
One of my favorite raw dishes to serve was veggie noodles. Shaving raw vegetables into long strands made them so much more palatable to the kids… And often the grownups, for that matter.
Today’s Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad recipe with veggie noodles is not only visually stimulating, it’s tantalizing to the taste buds, and so good for you.
I used a veggie spiralizer to cut the sweet potatoes and beets into long curly ribbons. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a standard veggie peeler to shave thin short ribbons of beet and sweet potato. Or buy one on Amazon for just over $20!
This is a great way to serve raw vegetables in a not-so-common way.
The beets and sweet potatoes offer serious crunch and sweetness. Toss in a little zip from the scallions and nutty richness from toasted pepitas and you’ve got something pretty spectacular!
I like to serve this Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad with a simple oil and vinegar dressing, or with yesterday’s 5 Minute Fix recipe, Creamy Garlic Lime Dressing. Either way, you cannot lose.
A spiralizer can turn any vegetable into an adventure!
Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 bunch beets 3-4
- 4 scallions
- 1/2 cup toasted pepitas pumpkins seeds
- Garlic Lime Vinaigrette
- Peel the sweet potatoes and beets. Then use a spiralizer to cut the veggies into long curly strips. Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the pieces into manageable lengths.
- Mix the beet and sweet potato ribbons together in a large bowl. Then cut the scallion tops on an angle to make long rings. Sprinkle the salad with scallions and pepitas. Serve with your favorite vinaigrette.
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I’m so glad I found your recipe :) I enjoyed it with my favorite miso dressing. Thank you!!
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This salad is absolutely gorgeous! You had me at beets (lol!). My spiralizer hasn’t gotten nearly enough use lately, so I’ll have to press play on this salad – it’s so fresh and vibrant for summer!
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This is a delicious and super healthy salad. I made slight changes and added dry roasted sesame seeds instead of pumpkin and some fresh coriander. I also couldn’t access your salad dressing recipe from the link, but made a dressing of oil, lemon, soya, garlic with a sprinkle of sugar and of course chilli flakes!
This looks amazing! I hope you don’t mind but I reposted this on my blog (with a link here of course!). I’ll be trying this tomorrow!
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I gave beets and zucchini but no sweet potatoes. Would this still be good if I subbed zucchini for the sweet potatoes?
Sure! Give it a try!! :)
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I made this salad last night with my new spiralizer! I did rinse it off right away, and I wore an apron. This salad was as delicious as it was beautiful. Very satisfying to eat. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
hi! Going to take this dish to Easter dinner. How does it do in the refridgerator for a few hours? Would the spiralized sweet potatoes and beets do ok ? Should I leave off the dressing until right before serving?
Hi Heagan! Raw sweet potatoes brown after a while, so I would definitely toss them in dressing to coat. Actually, this salad is so quick to make, it would be best to make the dressing and spiralize the beets and sweet potatoes at the last minute.
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do the beets stain the spiralizer?
Good question! I usually rinse mine off immediately and it looks good as new.
Lovely! But how does raw sweet potato taste?? Is it okay to eat raw?
Hi Jessi, The raw sweet potatoes are crunchy and sweet. Not quite as sweet as cooked, but they still offer a really great flavor!
The colors are beautiful! I have to buy one of those tools
Oh my gosh, Sommer… this is STUNNING! Pinned and Stumbled :)
This is absolutely gorgeous! I have been dying to get a spiralizer. I just haven’t been able to justify taking up more of my limited kitchen space … yet!
I love beets , and I usually get a similar salad at my local restaurant. It will be nice to try it at home. Thanks
I love my spiralizer, it’s so much fun to make noodles out of everything.
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Oh I love this :) so beautiful and vibrant! I can’t wait to try it
I was inspired and ordered one of these spiralizers. It arrived yesterday. I can’t wait to play with it today. Awesome!
This has got to be one of the prettiest salads I’ve ever seen! I love shredded raw beets in my salads, so this is just taking it one step further. Seriously, nothing compares to the gorgeous color of beets!
I’m not a beet fan. My mother would give it to us raw as a kid. My brother and I have a terrible beet phobia, but I can swallow it baked or in smoothies. I never thought I would actually WANT to eat beets until now.
I think I need to try a spiralizer. Beautiful salad, Sommer!
Such a gorgeous salad! I’ve been wanting a spiralizer forever, I think now is the time :)
This looks fabulous! I have to try it!
I’ve been dying for one of those veggie spirals. Now it’s a must. This looks fantastic!
I adore the colorful swirls! I may just have to purchase that spiralizer!
This is so pretty!
I adore beets. Love this beautiful combination, girl!
Such a pretty, swirly salad!
This is so lovely, and it’s a wonderful way to take those root vegetables from winter and transform them into something that feels a bit more like spring.
First of all, i seriously just clicked over and bought one of those spiralizers- mine is majorly subpar. This salad is BEAUTIFUL!!!
This is SO SO pretty, Sommer!! Really – the colors are so vibrant. It’s almost too beautiful to eat!!
Stunning colors!! I really need to get my mitts on one of these spiralizer!
So pretty, Sommer!! I have to give beets a try, I just love their color!
Love how naturally beautiful this salad is Sommer!
Great use of the spiralizer! This recipe is beautiful – I pinned it to my “Spiralized, but not Inspiralized” board!