Beet Carpaccio with Truffles

Put a vegetarian spin on this classic Italian dish. Thin slices of beet, glossy with olive oil, make this salad look like beef carpaccio, especially if you use red beets.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound beets, trimmed and scrubbed

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon truffle carpaccio or 1 small fresh black truffle, shaved (see Tips)

  • Chopped fresh dill for garnish


  1. Place beets in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain and let cool. Peel and thinly slice the beets.

  2. Whisk oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the beets and toss to coat.

  3. Mix sour cream, caraway seeds and the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar in a small bowl.

  4. Arrange the beets on a serving platter and top with the sour cream mixture. Arrange truffle carpaccio (or shaved truffle) over the top; sprinkle with dill. Serve immediately.


Tips: Look for jars or cans of truffle carpaccio--sliced truffles preserved in oil--at well-stocked grocery stores and specialty markets. Use it when you want the look and bite of freshly shaved truffles.

To shave fresh truffles, use a truffle slicer, a mandoline or a vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 152IU 3%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 55mcg 14%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 177mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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