Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachios

This centerpiece-worthy salad calls for buying up the most colorful roots in the produce section. We like using a rainbow of beets and carrots for the most stunning presentation.

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachios
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound beets and/or carrots, peeled

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pistachios

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint


  1. Whisk orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice vegetables into ribbons. Add to the bowl and toss with the dressing. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Arrange the vegetables on a platter and drizzle with any dressing remaining in the bowl. Top with goat cheese, pistachios and mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size ⅔ cup each
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 276mg 12%

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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