This was a practically a regular in last summers daily menu. Last year I used red and golden beets. This is the first time this year that I've made it ( lunch #2), and I had forgotten how good it is.
Shredded; beets, beet greens (or spinach), carrots
Diced; jalapeno, pineapple, dates
Optional; sliced green onion, cilantro, grilled chicken or prawns
shallot 1/4 c. chopped
ginger, 2 Tbl.
garlic, 1 clove
rice vinegar, 1/4 c.
soy sauce, 1 tbl.
toasted sesame oil, 1/2t.
tobasco, to taste (I use Sirachi, chinese hot sauce)
olive oil, 1/2 c.
Toasted sesame oil is a very strong flavor, I, personally, never use a recipe that calls for more than 1/2 t..
If you think you don't like a particular vegetable, based on a childhood memory or even something crazier than that, like never tying it because it just didn't "sound good", GET OVER IT! Don't discriminate! Grow up, and try everything. I can't tell you how many times I took a salad to work and let a friend try it because it "looked so good", only for them to be surprised by a vegetable they thought they didn't like, for instance, radishes, bell pepper, beets, onions, etc.
Vegetables are good. Vegetables are life. Life is good.