Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Raw Beets and Carrot Sandwich

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This is a really simple and delicious sandwich idea, perfect to take to work. Sandwiches like this one are really common in Brazil but I find that most people here in Seattle prefer to use cooked beets and even then they are not very present in sandwiches.

For this recipe, two types of raw beets plus carrots are shredded and then combined with goat cheese and herbs. The mayonnaise is used here to moisten the sandwich. You can add sliced tomatoes if you like.

Raw Beets and Carrot Sandwich Recipe

makes one sandwich

You will need:

2 slices of whole wheat
1/4 cup shredded raw carrots

1/4 cup shredded raw, peeled purple beets

1/4 cup shredded raw, peeled golden beets

3 tablespoons goat cheese

1 tablespoon chopped chives or parsley or a combination of both
1 tablespoon eggless mayonnaise (vegennaise) or regular mayonnaise

Coat bread slices with mayonnaise and goat cheese, sprinkle the chives on top, top it with the vegetables and close. This sandwich can be made in advance, wrapped in plastic or foil and refrigerated.

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