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Golden Beets Fennel and Green Apple Slaw

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Golden Beets Fennel and Green Apple Slaw

Crunchy golden beets, sweet green apple and unmistakable flavor of fennel all dressed with a flavorful orange-honey dressing.

This is one of those unusual slaws that turn out to be fantastic. It’s a flavor sensation!

The world of beets is an amazing thing. When we mention the word beets, we think of the typical red beet.

photo of different types of beets sold at the Whole Foods Market

Different Colors Of Beets At The Whole Foods Market

But but there is actually a rainbow of colorful beets. From red and orange to yellow and white and even a candy striped beet know as Chioggia or bull’s eye.

All colors have their unique flavor.

This recipe uses the golden beet, which can be medium to large in size and ranges in color from a deep orange to a mixture of gold, brown, and pale yellow.

The leafy green part of the beet can taste similar to spinach or Swiss chard.

The flesh is bright yellow to gold, and has a sweet crunchy flavor.

Golden Beets Fennel & Green Apple Slaw

Make The Dressing

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon raw honey
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper corns

Mix all ingredients above in a small mason jar, cover with lid and shake until combined, set aside.

citrus vinaigrette for Golden Beets Fennel and Green Apple Slaw

Make The Slaw

1 medium golden beet, shredded

1/2 fennel bulb, chopped

1 medium granny smith apple, skin on, shredded (after shredding – squeeze juice from apple shreds)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

shredded golden beet, fennel, and green appleIn a medium mixing bowl add dressing. Next add prepared vegetables and cilantro. Mix until well coated. Spoon sald into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro (optional).

Bowl of Golden Beets Fennel and Green Apple Slaw

Plate and serve by itself, or with your favorite meat dish.

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