Vegan Beet Carpaccio Salad

Serve this dish as a creative salad course or as an appetizer. If serving as appetizers, top beet rounds and vegan cheese with a few arugula leaves and drizzle with dressing. This recipe makes more vegan cheese than you’ll use. The remainder can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If your beet rounds are especially large, add another teaspoon of vegan cheese per round.




  • 2 large red or yellow beets, scrubbed

For the Raw Vegan Cheese:

  • 1½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons raw coconut oil, melted over low heat
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt


For the Herb Dressing:

  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh herbs (parsley, basil, thyme), chopped
  • 1 small shallot, halved
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • pinch each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces arugula




  1. Using a mandolin, slice unpeeled beets on the thinnest setting. Trim off edges with a paring knife. (Note: This method is less messy than peeling beets prior to slicing.)
  2. Prepare cheese: Drain soaked nuts. In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine cashews, 1 tablespoon vinegar, lemon juice, melted coconut oil, water and garlic; process until smooth. Stir in chives, parsley and salt. Refrigerate cheese until ready to assemble recipe. Makes 1¾ cups vegan cheese.
  3. Make dressing: In a food processor or blender, combine ¼ cup vinegar, herbs and shallot; blend until pureed. Continue to blend while adding oil in a thin, steady stream. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 1 cup of dressing.
  4. To assemble carpaccio: Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of the vegan cheese in the center of half of the beet slices. Top with another beet slice. Place four beet sandwiches on a plate. Place a small pile of arugula on each plate and drizzle generously with herb dressing.



PER SERVING (4 beet rounds, about ½ cup arugula and 3 tablespoons dressing): 331 cal, 32g fat (22g mono, 4g poly, 7g sat), 0mg chol, 160mg sodium, 7g carb (2g fiber, 3g sugars), 3g protein



Recipe and photo thanks to Delicious Living



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