If you think you don’t like beets, try eating them raw, you may change your mind! I got this idea from a meal at a raw vegan restaurant where I tried raw beets for the first time, and loved them. The trick is to cut them thin and let them marinate a little while, perfect for spiralizing! Truth is, I love them BETTER uncooked, and with mandarin oranges and some fresh mint, this is not just delicious, but also beautiful!


  • 2 4 oz snack cups mandarin oranges, in juice

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 medium beets, ends trimmed

  • 1 sprig mint, leaves torn


  • To spiralize the beets, using gloves to prevent staining your hands, peel the beet and trim off the stem end then insert the thinner end into the round blade of the spiralizer, keeping it centered. Spiralize using the blade with the smallest triangles. Using scissors, cut the beet spirals into smaller 6-inch-long pieces so it's easier to eat.

  • Drain the mandarin oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. In a mixing bowl, combine the juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss with the beets and let it sit for 15 minutes.

  • Divide in 2 plates, top with mandarin oranges and and mint.