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VEGAN POWER SALAD- This Beet and Avocado Salad with Cashew Tahini Dressing, power greens, cashew basil pesto, quick pickled shallots and toasted pumpkin seeds is the BEST! |

Raw Beet Salad with Avocado


Raw Beet Salad with Avocado, pumpkin seeds, pickled shallots ( or pickled onions) or sauerkraut, power greens, sprouts with Cashew Cream and a Cashew Basil dressing. Vegan and GF!


Pickled Shallots ( or substitue sauerkraut)

  • 1 large shallot- thinly sliced ( or sub ¼ cup red onion)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar

Cashew Cream

Cashew Basil Dressing 

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup packed basil leaves or sub Italian parsley or mix of both
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice ( or AC vinegar)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup cashews

Raw Beet Salad – SERVES 2

  • 4 ounces power greens
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and grated
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup  pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • optional additions- cherry tomatoes, grated carrots,  radishes, chickpeas,


  1. Place shallot, vinegar, water, salt, sugar in a small pot over high heat. Bring to a simmer for a couple minutes, then set aside and let cool, or refrigerate.
  2. Make Cashew Cream. Place water, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce and salt in a blender. Blend. Add cashews and blend until very very smooth. It should be thick and smooth. Scrape blender clean, setting Cashew Cream aside in a small bowl.
  3. Rinse Blender, then make Cashew Basil Dressing. Place olive oil, garlic, basil, lemon, salt in the blender. Pulse a few times. Then add cashews and continue pulsing until chopped and blended, but not too smooth. Taste for salt, and lemon, add more if necessary. Set aside, and assemble salads.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, toss power greens lightly with the Dressing using a few tablespoons, to just lightly dress ( you won’t use all). Add some pickled shallots or ½ cup sauerkraut , toss and divide among two large bowls. Top dressed greens with grated beets and avocado slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with cashew cream,  and more dresssing if you like and scatter with pumpkin seeds and sprouts.


Salad serves 2 as mains, dressings serves 6.


  • Calories: 550

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