Beet and Apple Slaw

by Courtney on June 24, 2009

The trick to a successful BBQ, this season, is plenty of condiments, salads, and other treats to break up all that protein. For a healthy tasty salad, that will rival your traditional Cole Slaw, try this Beet and Apple Slaw. People don’t appreciate the true flavor and versatility of the beetroot , because we mask it by pickling. But grated raw beet packs a healthy punch. Beetroot has been known to fight High Blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, and constipation. I cant think of a more perfect side dish to go with any BBQ.

Beet and Apple Slaw
serves 6
1 large beetroot
2-3 apples
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 cups raisins or currents
1 tbsp minced ginger
* you may want wear plastic gloves when handling the beet as it can stain your hands

With a vegetable peeler , peel the beet and chop into manageable quarters. Take a grater and grate the entire beet into a glass bowl. Peel , core, and dice apples. Add to the bowl of grated beets. Toss in sugar, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar,raisins, and ginger. Mix well. Serve at room temperature or chilled

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