quinoa beet salad
a recipe by
Surrey South, BC
With a few superfood ingredients, this colorful salad is an excellent choice for a healthy lifestyle!
serves 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top
Ingredients For quinoa beet salad
3 lgbeets (steamed, cooked or baked), skins removed and cubed into bite-sized pieces
1 cquinoa, pre-soaked for at least 2 hours, rinsed and drained
3/4 tspground himalayan sea salt, or to taste and divided
3 clettuce (romaine, butter or spinach), torn into pieces
1/2 lgenglish cucumber, peeled and quartered
3 mdmandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
1/2 cwalnuts, chopped
1/4 ccelery, chopped
1/4 tspcayenne pepper, or to taste
1/4 tspfreshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
150 g(5 to 6 oz.) goat cheese, crumbled and divided
1/4 cgrapeseed oil
2 Tbspfreshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbspbalsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbsphoney (substitute agave nectar)
1 tsporange zest
1 tspdijon mustard
1/8 tspcayenne pepper, or more to taste
1/2 tspground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
1 tspfreshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
2 Tbspshallots, finely chopped
How To Make quinoa beet salad
1After beets are cooked, plunge them in an ice water bath until cool; remove skins and cube into bite-sized pieces.
2In a medium saucepan, add drained quinoa, water and ¼ tsp. salt; stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 to 8 minutes.
3Meanwhile, in a measuring cup or bowl, add grapeseed oil, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, orange zest, Dijon mustard, cayenne, ½ tsp. salt, black pepper and shallots; whisk until well blended. Transfer to the fridge until needed.
4Back to the quinoa, using a fork, fluff up and let it cool further, uncovered.
5Meanwhile assemble the salad; in a large bowl, add lettuce, cucumber, orange segments, walnuts, celery, and quinoa. Toss gently and season with cayenne pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper, toss again. Add beets and 5 ½ ounces goat cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss again; add more vinaigrette as desired.
6When serving, sprinkle on the remaining crumbled goat cheese.
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