Grated Beet Salad

This is best made a few hours ahead so the beets have time to soften a little in the lime juice.


2 tablespoons rice vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lime
Pinch of sugar
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound red beets, peeled and grated
1/2 pound carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup thinly sliced basil leaves
2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh flat-leaf parsley


In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, lime juice, sugar, and a large pinch each of salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Gradually whisk in oil. Add beets, carrots, basil, and parsley. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning.