Friday, August 8, 2014

Raw Balsamic Tahini Beet Noodles




When I saw this recipe on Strength and Sunshine, it was another chance to use my new spiralizer machine again!

I was told that yellow beets are sweeter then the red so that sold me to put those little beauties in the basket.

This is so good and easy. It's a make again and next time I'll try the red beets and see if it makes a difference.


Ingredients:

Balsamic Tahini  Sauce:

 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1  tablespoon Tahini ( didn't have so used sesame oil)
1/2 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder

 Salad:

  4 Cups Beets-  (peeled and spiralized, about 4 cups)
2 Celery Stalks (chopped) ( didn't add)
1 small red onion-sliced into thin strips ( my addition)
 1 Cup Arugula ( I didn't have arugula so I used romaine)
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame seeds (topping)

Directions:

Wash and dry the beets. 

Peel off the skin on beets and place on spiralizer. You want about 4 cups of beet "noodles"

In a small bowl add the balsamic, Tahini*( I subbed sesame oil),garlic and the onion powder and whisk until well combined.

Place the beet "noodles" and the greens and celery  in a large bowl and add the dressing, mixing well.

Garnish with sesame seeds.

Serve or can be refrigerated for the next day.

Tahini is made from ground hulled sesame seeds so I thought the sesame would work- I liked it. The recipe calls for tahini so I'm sure it's wonderful with it in it.

22 comments:

  1. Linda that photo makes me wanna grab a fork and taste! It's GORGEOUS! I've never seen golden beets around here........and now with my favorite grocery store maybe never existing again-shopping is gonna be tricky-AND expensive. I know Bob wouldn't eat this but I'd like to try it. It looks amazing.

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    1. I'm surprised I got the photo. I was so hungry and you know how I love to pick! LOL

      I think you will love it, plus you get a chance to use your new machine. :-)

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  2. You just can's resist the chance to use a new machine - can you? Your picture sure looks lovely! Thanks for sharing again on The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party. I hope to see you next week! HUGS

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    1. Cheryl, I'm on the hunt for recipes that I can use the spiralizer. It's a great little machine.

      I have another recipe to put up that is also wonderful- stay tuned! Sweet potatoes next!

      I'll be there next week for sure :-)

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  3. This looks like I would love it. I think the red beets would look ok, but wouldn't they discolor . I always thought red beets bleed on everything. You are making such great use of your new toy machine. This picture is so inviting.

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    1. I don't cook beets that often, Gabe like Bob doesn't like beets. You know him- meat and potatoes.

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  4. I say when you get a new toy, use it! I love the golden beet and roast them along with the red beets. So delicious. That photo is a beauty and I would love to dive into that plate of yumminess! Which brand of spiralizer did you get Linda?

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    1. Cyndy- I have to find the box and I'll get back to you

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  5. Oh yummy! The first time I tried Beets they were yellow. I love them! Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday

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  6. G'day and thanks for stopping by and sharing your link at our #SayGdayParty! Looks and sounds terrific!
    I hope you have stopped back to Say G'day to another person at the party and reply to my questions posed this week! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Joanne- I posted my comment on your page. I clicked on your name and followed it over.

      I'll be back next week for sure!

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  7. I've never tried yellow beetroot. This looks sensational. I want your spiralizer!

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    1. Kaz- come on over and cook with me! I share :-)

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  8. This looks like something I would Love to try..What time is dinner Linda..?

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    1. Dottie- I have to make more! I'll call you when I make it and you can come on over.

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  9. This looks so amazing! I love this. Pinned. We truly love you being a part of our party. I hope you get chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. Super creative idea for using healthful beets. I've used peanut butter instead of tahini in hummus. I wonder if that would work here. Hmmm. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial Pinned. Hope to see you again Thursday at 9:00 PM EST.

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    1. I should try the peanut butter- thanks for the tip!

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  11. Looks beautiful! I love the dresssing ~ thank you so much for sharing on Merry Monday Link Party! We're happy to have you, Julia

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    1. It sure was good! Hope you like it.

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