Recipe – Beetroot and Carrot Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds

After several long-haul flights over the last two weeks what i crave now is healthy food to refuel my system, this salad is delicious.

Beetroot and Carrot Salad with Raisins and Toasted Sesame Seeds_1

So good – the earthy tones of the beetroot go well with the sweetness of carrots and dried fruit and it’s a riot of colour too as well as nutritious. Try replacing the raisins with apricots for a change – either unsulphured (dark brown and sweeter) or the orange variety!

Did you know that sesame seeds are an excellent source of calcium? Tahini – sesame seed butter – is used in hummus but is also great on toast or in sauces.

Serves:  4

Time:  15 minutes

Diabetic friendly

Gluten free

No nuts

No soya

Reduced fat

Reduced sugar


2 carrots, peeled and grated
3 small beetroot (peeled and pre-cooked, or ready-to-eat shop brought), grated
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp raisins
Salt and pepper


1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Serve with some fresh multi-seed bread and hummus, or as a side salad.


With thanks to the Vegan Recipe Club for the recipe.


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