Hearty and nourishing, roots and tubers have been important foods for thousands of years. Roots and tubers are known as nature's buried treasures because they are plants with their edible parts beneath the soil.
Try this raw, tasty salad as a side dish, appetizer or as a snack. It's a winner for sure! The apple and the lemon juice brings a spectacular combination to the vegetables.
1/2 cup jicama, peeled and cut in cubes
2 organic carrots
1/2 cup organic celery root, peeled and cut in cubes*
1 inch organic horseradish root, peeled*
2 inches organic burdock root, peeled*
1 organic apple of your choice, peeled and cut in cubes*
1/4 cup organic beet root, peeled and cut in cubes
1 leek (white part only), thinly sliced
1 organic lemon, juiced
sea salt to taste
optional: organic broccoli sprouts to decorate
Use a food processor to shred the apple and all the vegetables but the beet and leek. Add the leek, lemon juice and salt to the shredded vegetables and toss well.
Shred the beet and keep separate from the rest. Set the salad in a bowl and top with the beet and a few broccoli sprouts.
* sprinkle with some lemon juice to avoid oxidation