Our resident art teacher and creative extraordinaire, Julie Goldstein, has whipped up this colorful, yummy and easy to eat fall inspired veggie recipe that her family loves, and hopes yours will too!

Shredded Carrot and Beet Salad

Carrot and beet salad with fresh mint

The more vibrant the color, the more nutrition there is to be found in a food.  This salad is full of color, purple beets, orange carrots, and green from the fresh mint. This salad reminds me of a box of crayons and is a great way to get your child to eat these healthy veggies.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 cup peeled and shredded carrot

1 cup peeled and shredded beet

2 tablespoons chopped mint

 

DIRECTIONS:

Fresh beets, carrots, and ginger on a plate

1. Whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, ginger and salt together until thoroughly combined.

2. Put the carrots in a mixing bowl, drizzle with half of the dressing, and toss until evenly coated.

3. Place the carrots on one side of a shallow serving bowl.

4. Put the beets in the mixing bowl, drizzle with the remaining dressing, and toss until evenly coated.

5. Place the beets in the serving bowl next to the carrots for beautiful contrast of red and orange.

6. Top with the chopped mint before serving.

Shredded carrots and beets on plate

Shredded carrots and beets with mint in white bowl

If you enjoyed this post we invite you to read our blog, “Healthy Fall Snacks for Kids: Oat Cookies with Pumpkin Crème

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