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Paleo Beet Salad with Cabbage and Pecans (Whole30, Vegan)

This healthy and flavorful Whole30 and paleo beet salad is tossed with cabbage slices and toasted pecans in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad to eat on its own or to serve as a side!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Beet cooling time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #whole30 balsmic vinaigrette, beet salad recipe, beet slaw, easy beet salad, how to make beet salad, paleo salads, vegan beet salad, vegan whole30 recipes, whole30 salad, whole30 salad dressing, whole30 salad recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 177kcal


  • 1 lb beets about 4 small
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cabbage about 1/2 medium head
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • Scrub the beets and halve them. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
  • Heat over medium high heat until boiling, then reduce the heat to medium low to simmer for 30 minutes until fork tender.
  • While the beets are cooking, heat a dry skillet over medium heat and toast the pecans for 4-5 minutes while stirring frequently. They should be browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Make the balsamic vinaigrette by whisking all the ingredients together. Set aside
  • Once the beets are done cooking, drain and cool (you can run them under cold water to speed up the process), then peel and cut into cubes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cabbage slices, beets, and toasted pecans.*
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss lightly. Top with green onions before serving.


*You can make this beet salad ahead of time, and the flavors will build more the longer it sits. If you do this, the one change I suggest is to wait to add the toasted pecans until serving time because they will lose their crunch if they sit in the salad for too long. 


Serving: 1serving - makes 6 | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg