Sunday, September 18, 2016

Raw Beet, Red Onion & Caper Salad w/ Coconut Crème Fraîche (Vegan)

The Lucky Peach magazine subtitled this recipe: "One of the best salad recipes of all times!" 

"The Vegetable Whisperer" 
Fergus Henderson created it, and it's included in the new Lucky Peach cookbook "Power Vegetables."

No excuses, even if you don't like beets. The coconut cream brings all the flavors together in a delicious blend of crunch and nutrition. Perfect for any occasion, it also happens to look beautiful on the table. 


My Paleo Marin Rating: 5 Persimmons

Coconut Crème Fraîche

1 can of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream, placed upside down in fridge overnight
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Pinch of Salt


1. Remove solid coconut cream from can and put in a medium size bowl. Add the lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Mix well, and put in fridge for about an hour.

Raw Beet Salad


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons capers 
Sea salt and pepper 

2 medium beets, peeled and finely grated
1 small red onion, peeled and cut in half from top to bottom, then finely sliced
1/2 head red cabbage, cored and finely chopped (3 cups)

Chervil, parsley, mint and/or Little Gem lettuce for garnish


1. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, capers and salt and pepper in a large bowl. 
2. Toss in vegetables and mix well. Taste for seasoning.
3. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Serve salad with Coconut Crème Fraîche and garnishes. Serves 6-8.

#paleo #raw #salad #beets #capers #coconut #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #healthyeats 

Salad ecipe adapted from Lucky Peach website here. Coconut Crème Fraîche recipe adapted from Self website here.

*My Paleo Marin Rating between 1-5 Persimmons

I try out these recipes so you don't have to (and modify them for Paleo where possible). The rating will reflect my opinion of the final result in terms of taste, ease of preparation, nutrition, and sometimes, cost.