This incredibly simple salad was a staple before, during and after my recent panchakarma (Ayurvedic cleansing) experience. The amounts here are really just suggestions - you can play around with different ratios to achieve whatever taste you prefer, and you can also add in ingredients like nuts or seeds. You can also use just one apple, but I find the mix of some sweet red apple plus tart green apple to be the best. For those who are averse cilantro, you could either omit it or substitute another herb (mint might be a really nice choice).
Prep time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
2 medium beets, peeled and grated
Half a small red apple, peeled and grated
Half a small green apple, peeled and grated
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely minced or grated
1 small handful of cilantro (leaves and stems), chopped
Juice of half a lime
Pinch of sea salt
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust any flavors to your liking.
You can enjoy the salad right away, although I find it’s best when left to sit for at least an hour before eating - the flavors really come together better that way.