Balsamic Beetroot & Chickpea Salad with Mint

Balsamic Beetroot & Chickpea Salad with Mint


5 fresh Beetroot
3 cups chickpeas
handful of mint
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil
freshly ground black pepper


Cook the beetroot with the skins on for 15 - 20 minutes in a pressure cooker depending on size, alternatively you could roast them. Leave to cool and then peel and slice.

Mix up the vinegar and olive oil and season. Chop the mint and add it to the dressing, leaving aside a little mint to garnish.

Toss the beetroot and chickpeas with the dressing.

Serves 2  (4 as a side dish)

The mint and the beetroot go together heavenly. I will definitely be making this again.

We had our salad with pitta bread and some hummus. Outdoors, in the sun...... :)


  1. I'm trying sooooooo hard to like beetroot. Pickled is fine. Roasted is pretty good. Every way else is a struggle. Have to say though, I am tempted by this salad.
    Hope you're having a ball!

  2. Wow, two of my favorite ingredients! This looks great!

  3. Wow, Holler, that is devotion! Extra points for a submission while on holiday :).

    This looks terrific--I think I'd roast the beets, but otherwise would love it as is!

  4. I had a reciper planned but with working so many hours at the camp this summer no time for cooking much...hopefully next time ladies:D

  5. Balsamic beetroot sound lovely. I often find beetroot too sweet for savoury dishes so think I would like this

  6. Hi Wendy, You might like it this way if you like it pickled. The balsamic, although sweet, still has that vinegar taste. We are having a lovely time thanks.

    Thanks vb :)

    Hi Ricki, I feel because we are on holiday that I am keeping up with the blogging a bit better. I just seem so busy at home, that sometimes an evening or two goes by and I haven't even had a chance to go on.

    You are a very busy lady, as usual Val, which is why I appreciate you stopping by!

    I think you would like it too Caked Crusader!

  7. That sounds like an awesome salad! I first started liking beetroot after a trip to Oz.

  8. Hi Brilynn, it is lovely stuff, isn't it?

  9. Sounds great - and of course you're cooking whilst you're there!

  10. Graham's mum has done nearly all of the cooking so far. I cooked yesterday and I am cooking tonight. Have to keep my hand in Davimack! Don't ty to tell me that you have done no cooking while you have been away?

  11. Just wonderful Holler! You use some of my favorites in this salad. I'm so glad you were able to contribute to the June edition. I will be trying this for sure.

  12. Yum! I love beetroot and chickpeas but have never had them together. Once you suggest it, it seems so right! Oooh yes, this is getting made around my neck of the woods, pronto.

    Enjoy your hols :-)

  13. That salad sounds good! I like using beets in salads.

  14. I love beets and this looks like a great way to eat them. I especially love Balsamic Vinegar with beets. Great flavor combination!

  15. i love beet root especially when it's in season. thanks for visiting my blog recently.

  16. that looks delicious - and so impressive to achieve this on holidays! Your home cooking is better than the stodge E and I were eating while away this weekend

  17. Dear holler. That salad looks delicious - I love summer and the abundance of fresh stuff. I imagine Cyrus must be teeming with goodies!

  18. I adore fresh beets! Beautiful refreshing and healthy salad!

  19. Mmmmm beets one of my favourite foods! Looks delicious.

  20. I love all ingredients beetroots, chick peas and mint. Sounds delicious.

  21. Hi Lisa, a nice simple entry!

    Hi Jen, hope you have the weather to enjoy it in the garden :)

    We are eating loads of beetroot out here Kevin.

    Hi Judy, a bit of a classier pickled beet, huh?

    Hi Eliza, that's ok :)

    Hey Johanna, you need to eat some unhealthy food now and again :) It is good for you, especially cheese and chocolate!

    Lots of lovely fruit and vegetables, Little Miss Moi and they all seem to taste so much better, especially the fruit. It is probably ot forced in the same way it is in the UK.

    Thanks Ann!

    And you too Ashley!

    It's a lovely side dish Ivy. I was thinking of crumbling some feta over it next time.


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