Organic red quinoa with beets, olives, red onion

Ramona's Cuisine -


I have used a really nice winter salad mix consisting of mustard red and green frills, Claytonia and American Land cress only because this salad is in season at the moment and to support local produce. You could choose absolutely any salad you like like watercress, rocket salad, iceberg.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

2 people
15 Min
15 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • ·
    150 g red quinoa rinsed
  • ·
    60 g feta cheese
  • ·
    1 small beetroot
  • ·
    60 g mixed winter salad*
  • ·
    8 black olives
  • ·
    10 radishes
  • ·
    1 red onion
  • ·
    4 kumquats
  • ·
    1 handful pecan nuts
  • ·
    1 pinch himalayan salt
  • ·
    2 tbsp cider vinegar balsamic is great too
  • ·
    2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ·
    4-5 springs fresh herbs i used parsley
  • ·
    1 pinch or two of freshly ground black pepper or chilli flakes optional
  • ·
    2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

How to Make Organic red quinoa with beets, olives, red onion


  1. Put the quinoa in a saucepan with 200 ml of water and a pinch of salt. Bring it to the boiling point and then turn the heat right down allowing it to gently simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes or until all the water has been nicely absorbed. If the heat is on high it will burn so it really is important that the heat is set on lowest once the water starts to boil.
  2. Once the quinoa has been cooked and it’s all ready drain any water if any left (there shouldn’t be any) and set aside. I do cook my quinoa in advance so that it’s nice and cold when I use it for this type of salad, however you can choose to use it in warm salads especially when adding poached eggs or meats.
  3. Into a bowl, mix the quinoa with the grated beetroot, chopped radishes and onion, chopped parsley, the olives.
  4. Serve on a bed of mixed salad leaves and sprinkle over some chia seeds, crumbled Feta cheese pumpkin seeds and nuts for some extra omega-3 goodness.
  5. Serve with a nice drizzle of cider or balsamic vinegar.

Printable Recipe Card

About Organic red quinoa with beets, olives, red onion

Course/Dish: Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mediterranean

Leave a Comment

Summer Salads That Are Perfect For Dinner Recipe

Summer Salads That Are Perfect for Dinner

Kitchen Crew

One of my favorite summer dinners is a salad. No normal tossed salads though; I'm making hearty and filling (yet light) ones. Here are a few Blue Ribbon salads that...

Easy Salad Recipes For A Light And Delicious Dinner

Easy Salad Recipes for a Light and Delicious Dinner

Kitchen Crew

When the weather gets warmer, some nights I like to lighten up my dinner menu and salads are a great option. I'm not talking about any ordinary lettuce side salads,...

25 Easy Recipes Ready In 30 Minutes

25 Easy Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Looking for super easy, quick and delicious recipes for dinner? Then you need to check out these 25 recipes that you can make in just 30(ish) minutes!