Beetroot salad

December 19th, 2008 @ 23:53

Most people have probably already decided what they’re having for xmas dinner. I made my final list just two days ago, and our xmas meal is going to be on Monday with friends and family invited. Xmas food in Sweden consist of a huge smörgåsbord of food, usually mostly meat and cream, and all the dishes are always the same. What you put on your table for xmas varies a little between the different parts of Sweden, but most dishes are eaten all over Sweden. I had never had cabbage at xmas before I moved down to the south for example. Now I love it, especially the purple cabbage, but cooked in glögg.

My little sister Sofie’s favourite on the smörgåsbord is a beetroot salad that I was never been particularly fond of. It’s often eaten with meatballs, and likely on bread as a sandwich. This beetroot salad is one of the things I cooked today to put in the fridge. I quite enjoy it now, as I’ve gotten older my likes and dislikes have changed a lot, and it looks beautiful with it’s colours.

Beetroot salad for xmas

Beetroot salad:

  • 1 jar of sliced pickled beetroot (400 grams/14 oz without juice)
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 dl (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) vegan mayo
  • ½ dl (3 tbsp) soy yoghurt or soy creamer

In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, salt, mayo and soy yoghurt. Drain the beetroot and chop them finely. Peel and core the apples and chop finely. Add the beetroot and apples to the mayo and mix together. Let it sit in the fridge overnight and serve as a side or on bread with tofuballs as a Swedish open topped sandwich.


  1. Haha, I still haven’t decided what I’m making for Christmas dinner. It’s likely we’ll decide at the very last minute and I won’t be able to get half of it :P

    This salad looks gorgeous (and delicious! I love beetroot!)

    Comment by Vegetation - December 20th, 2008 at 8:47 am
  2. Åh yes! I love you. give me now!

    Comment by Sofie - December 20th, 2008 at 11:39 am
  3. That looks really great, and relatively simple. A smorgasbord of vegan food would be great, I reckon!

    Comment by theresa - December 22nd, 2008 at 3:17 am
  4. Happy holidays! I’ll take that beetroot salad, please!

    Comment by Melisser - December 23rd, 2008 at 10:48 am

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