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Spring Root Vegetable Salad

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Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Leah Hall

A root vegetable salad that uses all the fresh spring vegetables!


One of the best parts of our weekly trips to the farmer’s markets is the ever changing variety of produce that we have a chance to explore.  This week we ran across a new kind of beet for us at one of the stands. It was a bright orange beet (aka a golden beet). Not wanting to pass up the chance to explore a new root vegetable, we grabbed a bunch and brought them home.

Spring Root Vegetable Salad on a white platter with greens and on a red and white dishcloth

Root Vegetable Salad

With a nice bunch of fresh radishes from another stand and some beautiful multi-colored carrots in the fridge at home, we had an idea. This fresh root vegetable salad that would showcase some of these beautiful spring root vegetables.

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Orange beets on a dishcloth on a wood backgroundTypically people think of root vegetables like beets, potatoes, and carrots as fall or winter veggies, but late spring and early summer can bring some delicious root veggies that are tender and sweet. Warm days and cool nights keep the veggies from getting bitter or tough. Having the chance to get these fresh vegetables right off the farm helps keep them even more crisp and crunchy. Make sure to serve on white plates, it shows off the beautiful colors!

Spring root vegetable salad on a white plate, garnished with cilantro

What Ingredients are Needed for the Spring Root Vegetable Salad?

  • Cilantro Mustard Vinaigrette
    • Honey
    • Sea Salt
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Dijon Mustard
    • Olive Oil
    • Pepper
    • Garlic
    • Cilantro
  • Salad
    • Golden Beets
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Cilantro

Dressed with a tangy apple cider mustard vinaigrette, the root veggies have a sweet cool crunch which holds up due to them being raw. Letting the veggies sit in contact with the vinaigrette for at least an hour helps to get the flavors to meld together.

Spring Root Vegetable Salad on a white platter with greens and on a red and white dishclothMandolin / Food Processor


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Yield: 1

Spring Root Vegetable Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A great mixture of flavors from spring root veggies all in a great side dish.


Cilantro Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper to taste, about 1/4 tsp
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • 4 golden beets, peeled and shaved
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled, shaved
  • 1 small bunch (5-6) radishes, trimmed and clean, shaved
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh leaf cilantro


For the Salad:

Slice veggies with a mandolin or a slicing disc in a food processor.

Top with dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Add more salt and pepper if needed. Allow to rest before serving.

For the Dressing:

Whisk until mustard and honey are fully dissolved with all other ingredients.

Pour over veggies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 1g

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Reduceri haine

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

OMG these look so good!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015


Ali @Little Miss Poof Blog

Saturday 13th of June 2015

So delish! I love all the colors and the pictures you took are wonderful!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 13th of June 2015



Thursday 11th of June 2015

It's just SO PRETTY! And I love veggies, it looks delicious!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 11th of June 2015

Pretty veggies make it better, right?!

Our Mini Family (@ourminifamily)

Thursday 11th of June 2015

Your spring root veggie salad looks so refreshing!! Gotta try it !

The 'Noms.

Thursday 11th of June 2015

Thanks! Hope you do!

Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It

Thursday 11th of June 2015

this is beautiful! Looks so stunning and colorful.

The 'Noms.

Thursday 11th of June 2015

Thank you!

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