While I was living in Ottawa, I used to visit this cute family owned grocery store almost every week. They had a section with house-made salads, sandwiches, and meals-to-go (I don't know about you but I love looking at those sections in small grocery stores). One salad was a beet and carrot slaw with a tangy dressing. It was so simple and became my absolute favourite. I looked forward to picking it up, then started making it at home. I use goji berries in my version (I rehydrate them because they are usually quite hard), they used raisins. I like both so feel free to use raisins if that's what you have on hand.
This salad is great for spring, summer, whenever! It's naturally sweet, crunchy, and delicious! It also holds up very well in the fridge making it a nice addition to weekly meal prep, you just might want to wait on adding the hemp hearts/sunflower seeds so they don't get soggy. It's easy and quick to prepare, especially if you have a mandolin. I julienned everything by hand and it didn't take too long - I just turned on some relaxing music and saw it as an opportunity to practice my knife skills. :)
I hope you give this recipe a try and love it as much as I do! Make sure to tag me on social media if you do!
Carrot, Beet, & Apple Salad
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