Good Food on The GOODista website illustrated by fruits and logo.Summer and light dishes go together, and if you add beetroot marinated salmon to your recipe collection you have a winner. The Nordic diet is hailed as one of the healthiest for good reason. It may come as a surprise to you that Nordic food is wholesome and full of flavour. Make your inner Viking smile all the way to the health bank with this recipe. The subtle beetroot taste gives the salmon a new freshness level, and marries perfectly with new potatoes, mustard dressing and a green salad. 

Beetroot Marinated Salmon: Nordic Summer Must

Nordic summers are short, full of light and barefoot adventures. The food is traditionally based on greens, grains and vegetables in season. The beetroot comes as a welcome reminder that the cold months have left. The red is so intense that gloves are a must-have in the kitchen. Beetroot will colour you too happy if you’re not careful. 

Crisp bread is a Nordic tradition and part of the landscape as illustrated by this picture from one of the baltic islands Gotland.In Scandinavia you will enjoy new root vegetables every day in summer time along with delectable fish dishes, nordic crisp bread and crisp salad leaves. The food comes with a guarantee of health, energy and wellness. You feel good!

Nordic Diet: The New ‘It’ Diet

That you feel full of goodness when you eat is not in doubt in Scandinavia. Nordic food is hailed as one of the healthiest foods on earth by renowned research based experts.

Wholesome, healthy and light. The food is full of flavours that comes from the land, sea and intense seasons. Berries, grains, root vegetables, lean game and fish – this is the way that we eat.

Do you agree that Nordic people have a healthy appearance? If you need convincing just remember the recent England – Iceland football game.  🙂 Hu-Ha! 

Why not give it a try? You will start to look like a Viking in the best possible way, with a healthy glow to scare off any infection or sad mood.

Beetroot Marinated Salmon: Recipe

Beetroot marinated salmon is recipe inspired by a longterm reader of The GOODista.

Anna, and her daughter Sara enjoys inventing dishes as they explore their summer garden – along with the catch of the day. They combine flavour with artful presentation, and delight friends and family with new creations on a weekly basis.

The GOODista team is only too happy to have Anna and Sara present their new recipe here. (if you want to contribute, send us a comment 🙂 )

In this recipe salmon is the hero of the dish, with beetroot as a subtle background flavour. The red marinade makes the presentation look like a rose. The taste is a winner which I highly recommend. Take a dip into the Nordic cuisine, and let us know what you think. 

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Beetroot Marinated Salmon
Serves 10
Lightly cured salmon in a beetroot marinade. Easy to prepare two days ahead of serving and then carved to rose petal looking pink beauties. As gorgeous as it is tasty with its earthy, subtle flavours.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
48 hr
Total Time
48 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
48 hr
Total Time
48 hr 10 min
162 calories
7 g
50 g
5 g
21 g
1 g
212 g
4000 g
6 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 4000mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You Need
  1. 800 gram Salmon, raw / fresh with skin left on
  2. 1 Liter Water
  3. 100 gram Salt
  4. 50 gram Sugar
  5. 2 Beetroots, raw, grated coarsely
Do This
  1. Mix marinade (water, salt, sugar and grated beetroot)
  2. Place the salmon in plastic bag with marinade.
  3. Refrigerate for 48 hours and turn occasionally.
  4. Cut into thin strips and serve.
  1. Serve with new potatoes and a crisp salad. You can make a light mustard and dill dressing to go with the dish, and then simply enjoy with a glass of your favourite tipple. Cheers!
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