Beetroot Mint Salad and Some Summer Reading

Beetroot, mint and shallot recipe

For reasons unknown to myself, I hardly ever use beetroot even though I really adore them. Hopefully this beetroot and mint recipe nesting in my blog should remind me to use it more often.

The mint leaves, they were from my pot plant. Growing mint is lovely. The smell is wonderful and you can always just cut off some leaves when you need them in your cooking.

Ingredients (serves 2 as a side dish):

4 beetroots – peeled, cooked and cut into pieces

1 handful mint leaves – cut into small pieces

1 shallot – peeled and cut into small pieces


apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Simply put the beetroot into a bowl. Add pinch of salt, and a dash of apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Mix.


  • I used beetroot that was already cooked bought from my local vegetable shop. This is because fresh beetroot is quite hard to find where I live. I do intend to look out for it and make another post including the cooking of fresh beetroot.
  • Reserve a few mint leaves for decoration.

Beetroot and mint recipe

This summer I was read David Copperfield in half the time by Charles Dickens. It was a compact edition as the complete David Copperfield is a long series of books that came in a monthly serial from May 1849 to November 1850.

David Copperfield in half the time

I must say this classic made great summer reading which was full of adventures. It relates the story of David Copperfield, from the moments before he was born. There was plenty of terrible hardship in the childhood scenes, but also a great will to go ahead and succeed at the same time. The parts when he is older holds plenty of drama.

Apart from David Copperfield, I also read French Grammar… This has somewhat less drama and this book seems to accompany me wherever I go since quite a long time already. I hope that one day my French will be so good that I won’t have to carry it around with me anymore.

What did you read this summer that you really enjoyed?

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    1. Sofia 2013-09-16 at 20:34

      🙂 Its great!

  1. laurasmess 2013-09-16 at 17:32

    Oh wow. I need some glasses. I read this as ‘Beetroot Mint Salad and some Summer Rendang’… then I scrolled down to see ‘David Copperfield’. Gah, I must have rendang on the brain. Either way, this salad looks divinely good. I love the combination of beetroot with mint and apple cider vinegar. Yum! xx

    1. Sofia 2013-09-16 at 20:35

      Hahaha!!! At least you didn’t read David Kangaroo 🙂 xx

      1. laurasmess 2013-09-18 at 02:17

        Hahaaa! True. That would’ve been even weirder! x

  2. lovinghomemade 2013-09-16 at 18:55

    I have previously spent a lot of time reading French Grammar, just not very recently! Good luck with it!

    1. Sofia 2013-09-16 at 20:35

      Good luck for you too with the French!! 🙂

  3. pianolearner 2013-09-16 at 23:17

    I’ve just finished reading Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1. Sofia 2013-09-16 at 23:58

      Would you recommend it? It seems very intriguing.

  4. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2013-09-17 at 01:19

    I enjoy curling up with a good “whodunit”–mystery novels. Especially the subgenre cozy mysteries, called, simply, cozies. But I read a couple of delightful books this summer. Helen Simonson’s “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” about a proper British gentleman and his unlikely romance with a Pakisani woman. The other one was Winifred Watson’s “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”–and no, they are not related whatsoever! A charming and old fashioned fairy tale, and I just discovered it’s been made into a movie! Starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams…I’ll have to see it!

  5. apartmentwife 2013-09-17 at 03:05

    i read david copperfield last summer and loved it:) would probably enjoy it even more with those delicious beets!

    1. Sofia 2013-09-22 at 01:19

      Really? I’m glad to hear you loved it too 🙂

    1. Sofia 2013-09-22 at 01:18

      Why thanks, it was!


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